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faith in community · 2d ago

Advent 2: In the Wilderness, Prepare!

 Isaiah 40/Mark 1:1-8                      “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … Everywhere you go”            For a brief moment – late Thursday night and early Friday morning – I sort of felt like singing this song.              It snowed!...
faith in community · 1W ago

Sermon for Advent 1: "Stay Awake"

Mark 13:24-37            I remember Christmas Eve in our house when I was young.              We would have the gift exchange with our extended family, and then come home all excited that Sa...
faith in community · 2W ago

What the World Needs Now

There's a moment from yesterday that I keep coming back to.  I'm not sure exactly why.We were going on a short break after Thanksgiving.  Most of our vacation this year was taken up with mov...
faith in community · 3W ago

Shining in the Gift of Service/Thanksgiving

Matthew 25:14-30               It’s been many years ago now but I remember going to the high school basketball games in my first communities – and how much I enjoyed them – and how good they...
faith in community · 1M ago

Looking for God

I stopped in at the pre-school yesterday afternoon.  I actually spent some quality time in a class of three-year-olds, long enough to hear them sing "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" to me,...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon for All Saints 2017

“Shining in the gift of our family”            I remember:  There were just a handful of p...
faith in community · 1M ago

The Fifth Sola

For a long time I only thought there were three "solas."  Three Reformation rallying cries:  "Sola Gratia!  Sola Fide! Sola Scriptura!" Grace alone.  Faith alone. Scripture alone.It didn't s...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon For Reformation 2017

“Shining in the gift of faith”A sermon for Reformation 500, 2017                  All fall we have been learning these words, this verse:                        Let your light so shine befor...
faith in community · 1M ago

Pentecost 23 Year A: Shining in the Gift of Worship

Matthew 22:15-21            Recently I’ve been thinking back to the long journeys I took to church when I lived in Tokyo many years ago.              I would get up early on Sunday mornings,...
faith in community · 2M ago

Pentecost Year A: "Shining in the Gift of Prayer"

Philippians 2:1-11Dear  friends in Christ, Dear People of Grace – Grace to you and peace f...