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 "Ordinary Time" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from July 12 concerning the meaning of that term in our church liturgical calendar. The calendar is pictured to the right and our new church sign below.
Click on "Jesus and John Lewis" to read the sermon from July 26th.John Lewis is pictured below in front of a statue of MLK.
Click on "Giving Your All" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from August 2 connecting John Lewis to Jesus' feeding the five thousand.
Click on "It is I; do not be afraid" to read the August 9th sermon based on scripture from Matthew.
Click on "Forgiveness" to read Rev. Paula's sermon on September 13th.
Click on Sermon 7th Sunday of Easter 2020 to read Rev. Paula's sermon for May 24th. In the latter part of the sermon, she refers to the Mexican Tree of Life pictured below which Edie and MIke Selders donated to our church.
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 "Who Do People Say The Son of Man Is" to read August 23rd's sermon.
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 Sermon 5th Sunday of Easter 2020 to read the sermon from May 20th based on John 14-1-14.
,"The Gift of the Advocate" concerns God's gift to us of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Paula's sermon describes gifts such as our altar and book stand, which have been miraculously given to our church.
Click on "Another Sower Parable" to read the sermon from July 19. It refers to the calendar below.
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.