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Remembering God’s presence – Sermon for September 10, 2017

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The “coincidence” of our scripture today is the story of the inauguration of the Passover in Hebrew scripture coupled with Paul’s directive to be obligated to no one except to show God’s love. We are continually reminded, by God and by practice, that God has been with us and protecting us since before time and […]

Take a load off with God – Sermon for Sep. 3, 2017

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A lot of threads going on today: sometimes it is easy to be distracted by the busyness in the readings. Yet, our reading from Exodus came to light in a new way today. As Moses comes into God’s presence on the mountain at the burning bush, what would the impact be if God’s invitation was […]

Who is Jesus? Sermon from August 27, 2017

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Amazing times to be living in. As we gathered for worship, we heard and realized from the stories that humanity really hasn’t changed from the beginning of the bible. Pharaoh despised the Jews because they were different, as such he oppressed them to keep them in their place. Yet God provided a means to change […]

Tough questions take God – Reflection and Sermon for Aug. 20, 2017

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Reconciliation and building bridges were key principles and themes in our readings today. We heard about the awesome feeling we have being in relationship to others and with God. Yet there are tough questions present, in scripture and our lives, does God really plan to sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt to provide for a […]

Witness to God; let God succeed – sermon for August 13, 2017

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May God’s mercy be upon you today, after a harrowing week. We offer prayers for light in the midst of darkness; for the fate of the state, the nation, and the world; and for the blessings that arise in times of trial. God reminds us to give thanks for the blessings: health, recovery, and new […]

Our witness of God is personal – sermon for August 6, 2017

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The Feast of the Transfiguration gave us a second opportunity this year (the first being the Last Sunday of Epiphany) to consider our relationship with the revealed God in Christ. The stories from scripture told an esoteric story of the Transfiguration, Peter’s recounting of the day, and the image of Moses’ shining face. The revelation […]

Praying in our messy lives – sermon for July 30, 2017

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In worship today we heard Jacob’s story of working to earn Rachel’s hand in marriage, only to be fooled by his uncle Laban. Jesus offers stories of what the kingdom of heaven is like – 6 of them to be precise; often because not everyone resonated with the different stories. We continue our search for […]

Sowing God’s seeds – sermon for July 17, 2017

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In worship today we heard many familiar stories, some of which can be misunderstood. Not because the stories are poorly related, rather because what we’ve been told about the lessons may not actually be what is the message. We heard Paul talk about there being no condemnation for those in Christ, condemnation may come from […]

Jesus’ easy yoke & our work – Sermon for July 9, 2017

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Our lessons and worship focused on two aspects of God’s story – although we could have reflected on the life and ministry of Rebekah and Isaac. We heard Paul tell the Romans that his toil alone isn’t the thing that brings about goodness – but God’s law and connection with us; and that connection brings […]