Before entering seminary, Paula Engelhorn had a career as an art teacher and art therapy teacher/presenter. After retiring, she entered the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, graduating in May of 2011. Paula and John moved to Macomb, where she served as our deacon for six months before being ordained at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (formerly our cathedral) in December of 2011. The Engelhorns have two sons and four grandchildren, plus their dog Joon.
The Rev. Engelhorn is known for her thoughtful and provocative sermons. Here are recent ones to read or re-experience.
Click on "Christmas Eve Sermon 2020" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for December 24th.
Click on "Dreams and Miracles" to read Mother Paula's sermon from January 3, 2021.
Click on "First Sunday After Epiphany" to read the sermon from January 10. The Gospel reading centers on John the Baptist's baptism of Jesus.
Click on "Sermon On Healing" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for February 7th from the Gospel of Mark.
Click on "Sermon Advent 3" to read the sermon for December 13th.
Click on "Christmas 1 Sermon" to read Rev. Paula's message from December 27. It presents Jesus as the Light of the World contrasted by the dark, represented by Herod's ordering the slaughter of the Innocents, which is the subject of the Brueghel painting below.
Click on "The Splendid Torch" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for January 24th.
Click on "Sermon on the Transfiguration" to read the message for February 14.
Click on "First Sunday in Lent" to read the sermon from February 21.
Click on "Here I am, Lord" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for December 20 concerning the Annunciation.
Click on "Follow Me and Come and See" to read the sermon from January 17 based on Jesus' calling Philip and Nathanial to be disciples.
Click on "Authoritative Preaching" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from January 31.
Click on "Ash Wednesday 2021" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for February 17.
Click on "Human and Divine Things" to read the February 28th sermon based on Mark's Gospel story of Jesus rebuking Peter.