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Sermon: “Standing on the Side of Love” (Advent 4, LOVE) Mt. 1:18-25 [12/22/19]

So, some things happened in Washington this week.  The last time a president was impeached (in 1998), I sat riveted to the TV.  This time, I read Thursday morning’s paper, saw the news and said, “Oh.  That was yesterday.” The … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Swords into Plowshares” (Is. 2:2-5) [12/1/19] Advent 1, Hope

‘Tis the season!’  But ‘tis the season for what?  According to any retail outlet, since about mid-October it’s been the Christmas season, the season to buy, buy, buy!  Does it sometimes feel as if the retailers get the better end … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Guide Our Feet in the Way of Peace” (Luke 1:68-80) [11/24/19]

Luke is the original Broadway Gospel.  Every time something big happens, the story’s characters break into song.  When the pregnant Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, she breaks into song.  (#119) “My soul gives glory to my God…” When angels appear to shepherds … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Making God’s Dreams Come True” (Isaiah 65:17-25) [11/17/19]

  Five of us went to prison last Sunday evening.  (Beaver, Peggy, Mary, Tisa) Thankfully, they let us back out.  While we were there, we shared in worship with close to 100 women. Here’s the thing about worship at the … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Mending the World” (Haggai 1:15b-2:9) [11/10/19]

    Some of the people gathered that morning in the footprint of the old temple remembered the former temple’s glory…the tall pillars, the broad areas for prayer and study, the entrance to the Holy of Holies, where God once … Continue reading

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Sermon: “White Humility” (Luke 18:9-14) [10/27/19]

    Remember what we did in worship the first Sunday in January?  It was Epiphany, the day we tell the story of magi following a star to Bethlehem and finding a babe lying in a manger.  On that day, … Continue reading

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Poem: “Portrait of Doug”

Portrait of Doug   I did not know him, the man himself. But I have felt his presence— in the tunes in the welcome in the far-off looks and sighs of those who knew him—   sighs of sorrow, looks … Continue reading

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