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 "Who Do People Say The Son of Man Is" to read August 23rd's sermon.
Click on "Forgiveness" to read Rev. Paula's sermon on September 13th.
Click on "Discernment" to read the sermon from October 18 based on the Pharisee's attempting to trick Jesus.
Click on "Parable of the Wedding Banquet" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from October 11.
Click on "Gifts or Talents" to read Rev. Paula's November 15th sermon relating to the parable of the talents.
Click on "It is I; do not be afraid" to read the August 9th sermon based on scripture from Matthew.
Click on "Two Views of Peter" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from August 30th contrasting statements that Jesus made about his disciple Peter.
Click on "Dealing With Fear" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from September 27th based on Jesus dealings with the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Click on "A Parable of the Vineyard" to read the sermon from October 4.
Click on "The Great Commandments" to read October 25th's sermon.
Click on "All Saints Day 2020" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from November 1.
Click on "Christ the King Sunday" to read the sermon for November 22.
Click on "Two Stories from Matthew 15" to read Rev. Paula's August 16th sermon. One of the accounts is of the Canaanite woman who wanted Jesus to heal her daughter.
Click on "Loosed or Bound in Heaven" to read September 6th's sermon based on Matthew18:15-20.
Click on "The Parable of the Vineyard Workers" to read Rev. Paula's September 20th sermon.
Click on "Wisdom and Love" to read the sermon for November 8. Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, pictured below preaches the gospel of love.
Rev. Paula's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, is based on the collect of the Armor of Light: "Advent 1 2020"