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“For whom are you looking?”

What does Easter mean to you? Why are we gathered here now together in spirit, despite being separated physically by sheltering in place? Why do people who don’t normally come to church think to come on Easter Sunday? And how are you celebrating Easter? Is how you are celebrating Easter tied to your understanding of […]

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“Truly this man was God’s Son”

Let’s start with things we know and are important at this very moment. All of us are confronted with these three facts. We are in the midst of collectively fighting the Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus, without a clear end in sight.  Today is Palm Sunday, beginning of the Holy Week.  “Truly this man [Jesus] was […]

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How Long Will You Grieve?

1 Samuel 16:1-13 / Psalm 23 /  Ephesians 5:8-14 / John 9:1-41 As we survey our lectionary scripture readings for this Sunday morning, we read in 1 Samuel 16 – “The LORD said to Samuel, ‘how long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel’” (1 Samuel 16:1). Samuel was […]

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podcast – for the Spirit searches everything 2/9/2020

For the Spirit searches everything is a pastoral message about how we might be the salt and light of the world. The Spirit of God reveals to us who God is. God is God of love, justice, and mercy. To do what God cares about requires us to care for the oppressed, the poor, the […]

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podcast – blessed 2/2/2020

pastoral message about the fact and reality of being blessed, even when we do not feel blessed. we are blessed to be part of God’s family. as family, we are there for each other, including fighting for justice! Karen Baker-Fletcher’s account of divine love that enables forgiveness and repentance that demands justice is a good […]