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faith in community · 1W ago

Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord

Today I got up earlier than I usually do, even earlier than I get up on a Sunday morning.  It was still dark when I went out to walk the dog, put on a fresh skirt and clerical collar and dri...
faith in community · 1W ago

Sermon for Pentecost 9: "The Parable of the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish"

Based on Matthew 14:13-22            The Kingdom of heaven is like…. – How would YOU complete this sentence?            Think about it.            For the last few weeks here we have been co...
faith in community · 1W ago

Earthquake, Wind, and Fire

I don't preach on the Old Testament as often as I should.  I have reasons (some good, some not-so-good) for this.  I think one reason is that I naturally go where I think there is a good sto...
faith in community · 2W ago

Sermon for Pentecost 8: "God is For You"

A Sermon for the Confirmation of Victoria Shatro                    For most everyone here...
faith in community · 3W ago

Sermon for Pentecost 7: "Wheat or Weeds?"

Dear friends in Christ, dear people of Grace, grace to you and peace from God our creator…...
faith in community · 1M ago

What is it about Books?

I have moved, and I am moving.  Two years ago I began the process by saying "yes" to a cal...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon for Pentecost 5: "Rest and Restlessness"

            “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens….”            Come.  It’s an invitation, isn’t it?              I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before.              But it’s an invitation.  But it’s not an invita...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon for Pentecost 3: "Don't be Afraid!"

“Don’t Be Afraid!”  Matthew 10:24-39            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.            These words of the pre-school children often ring in my ears...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon For Pentecost 2: "Traveling Light"

            Maybe it’s because the Vacation Bible School children will be going to Peru this week (at least virtually), but lately I’ve been thinking back to my own mission adventure in Japan long ago.              Specifically, I’m remembering the p...
faith in community · 2M ago

Sermon for Trinity Sunday: "Always"

            I’ve always loved the old standards – I heard my parents sitting at the piano and singing and playing many of them:              Beautiful Brown Eyes, I Dream of Jeannie, Blue Sk...