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Earl Palmer Ministries is based on I Thessalonians 5:11, to encourage and build up one another. These words from the Apostle Paul inspire this ministry of teaching, writing and mentoring.

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A Message From Earl 
Celebrate Christmas With Us...

Dear Friends of Earl Palmer Ministries,
 
As we come near to Christmas let us remember the promise held in the birth of Jesus Christ. I invite you to join me as I read the words (recorded) found in the 15th movement and choral presentation of the cantata, Hodie, (This Day). The piece with its 16 movements tells the story of Christmas and was the last choral-orchestra composition premiered under the baton of Ralph Vaughn Williams at Worcester Cathedral in September 8, 1954.

Promise fills the sky with light,
Stars and angels dance in flight,
Joy of heaven shall now unbind,
Chains of evil from mankind,
Love and Joy their power shall break,
And for a new born prince's sake;
Never since the world began
Such a light such dark did span.

                         
Ursula Vaughn Williams (wife of composer)

I had the joy of hearing the Hodie performed in its entirety during my days as a seminary student and find it still is one of the most inspirational Christmas presentations I know. It was just right then and is just right now.

God bless you and those in your surround of love,
Earl along with Shirley

Merry Christmas 2020 

UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

University Presbyterian Church 
December 27, 2010 
(8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)
Title: Visitors to Bethlehem  
Texts: Luke 2:1-13, Matthew 2:1-15
January 3, 2021 
(8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)
Title: A Prayer for A New Year
Texts: Philippians 1:3-4 and 18-27

Post-Script 

A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER!

The photo below was taken on 12/15/20 - a familiar sight in the time and circumstances surrounding the pandemic.  You see Earl in a mask and getting set up for a new experience, the first - of preaching to the camera for a pre-recording of sermons to be aired at a later date. At the lectern in a sanctuary that seats 1000+ there was only one congregant present. Yes, it was his wife, Shirley, seated in the front pew/row to the side of the videographer who was keeping track of the message. Earl missed the expressions on the faces of the people he has known well but with his usual yellow pad with the outline in front of him, he met the challenge.

Shirley Palmer, writer and witness to the scene below! You will note that Earl took the mask off when he preached.

May you find blessings in the year ahead.
Please know you are invited:

About EArl Palmer

Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has a commitment to expositional preaching of biblical texts. He has a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth.  He is one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. EPM exists so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.
Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has a commitment to expositional preaching of biblical texts. He has a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth.  He is one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. EPM exists so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.
Rev. Earl Palmer has served in pastoral ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Union Church in Manila, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has a commitment to expositional preaching of biblical texts. He has a strong interest in pursuing theological themes that are present in classic and contemporary literature, with particular focus on such authors as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth.  He is one of the most gifted teachers of the Bible, with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. EPM exists so that this teacher can keep sharing his gift with the world.

LISTEN TO EARL'S NEW AND
CLASSIC SERMONS

A vast list of Earl’s teachings and preachings over his 62 years as a preacher and expositor of the Word has been compiled for you. This database is now searchable, so you can easily find the right sermon to assist you for your Christian walk. Earl Palmer Ministries hopes that you are encouraged and instructed by Earl’s timeless messages.

earl Palmer Ministries events

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Published Books

Watch for the forthcoming book to be published:
The Letter to the Ephesians

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