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faith in community · 1d ago

Sermon for Easter 6: The Gift of Purpose

Easter 6:  “The Gift of Purpose”            May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, Our Rock and our Redeemer.  AMEN            What ...
faith in community · 4d ago

The Power of One Word

This week my congregation's pre-school held graduation ceremonies for those who are leavin...
faith in community · 1W ago

Sermon for Easter 5: The Gift of Identity

1 Peter 2:2-10            When I was a little girl, there was a pretty solid line between ...
faith in community · 1W ago

How I Learned Japanese

I have been thinking a lot lately about my time as a missionary in Japan long ago.  I am not sure exactly why.   My memories of that time are hazy, but lately one of my missionary friends ha...
faith in community · 2W ago

Sermon for Easter 4: The Gift of Community

Acts 2:42-47/John 10:1-10            May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.  Amen.            Back when I was living in Japan, my parents came to visit me. They spent...
faith in community · 3W ago

Sermon for Easter 3: "The Gift of Presence"

based on Luke 24:13-35                      There are hymns that I associate with particular moments, for one reason or another.              When I hear “Children of the Heavenly Father”, I...
faith in community · 3W ago

Remembering after Five Years

I got a phone call yesterday.  I didn't recognize the number, but the area code was from the Minneapolis area.  I picked up the call and heard a voice I didn't recognize call me "Pastor Roth...
faith in community · 1M ago

Holy Week

There are just a few things I want to remember, from Holy Week this year.I want to remember how windy it was, while we were standing outside, waiting to go in on Palm Sunday.  I want to reme...
faith in community · 1M ago

A Day

It is a beautiful day here.  Everyone says so.  On my local Christian radio station, they are singing the praises of this day, with its mild temperatures, blue skies and low humidity.  It is...
faith in community · 1M ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: Lazarus (and his family)

Sermon for Lent 5, Year AJohn 11:1-45                     “Do you believe this?”            This is the heart of it, isn’t it?  Everything that comes before, and everything that comes after ...