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June 5, 2016 – New Beginnings

Beginnings!  Finally! A beginnings is the point in time or space at which something starts – noun New or inexperienced – adjective Your new beginning walked into your lives last Sunday.  Getting to meet Vette was a wonderful experience!  The way she connected with wit and warmth moved us into a place of promise and […]

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May 8, 2016 – Participatory Faith

  What maintains us in times of change, in times of stress?  Is it our faith that allows us to know that even when we cannot see the future, that all will be well? What exactly is faith? belief and trust in and loyalty to God belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion firm […]

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May 29, 2016–The In-between Time, or the Big Time-Out

How many of you used the idea of time out with your kids or grandkids?  I used it when I taught and with Kate and Matt.  It not only offered a space for reflection for the kids it also offered me an opportunity to think of something besides choking them.  It was a place of […]

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May 22, 2016–Ending

What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning.  The end is where we start from.  T.S. Eliot   Endings are often synonymous with sorrow.  We are lonely when we lose a loved one, we are disappointed when our vacation is over we are concerned […]

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May 15, 2016–Pentecost

It’s Pentecost, the birthday of the church!  We celebrate it every year just like we celebrate all our birthdays!  It was a time of great change, fear, excitement and wonder!  Sounds like what we are experiencing!  We are in a time of transition. From the beginning of time the universe has been in transition, the […]

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May 1, 2016 – Come Let Us Worship, Romans 12-1, Sermon by Dick Jones

  Someone has said, “we are not here in life to build monuments, but to  make footprints.  A monument says,’this is what I accomplished’ (or, this is where I stand)—A footprint says, ‘this is where I was before I moved on.” Preaching is not building monuments, it is making footprints.  If we think that the […]

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April 24, 2016 – Trustful Sheep

Our world is in a mess.  The economy, the political system, there is violence and war and so many people live in poverty.  We need a super hero, and yet biblically who comes to our rescue?  A shepherd?  Seriously? How could a shepherd come to our rescue?  Can we trust a shepherd?  And…does that make […]

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April 10, 2016 – I Am Going Fishing

  Today we heard a very vivid story from the Gospel of John.  It is filled with details about what the disciples are doing.  It is important to remember what they disciples had recently experienced.  The last week of Jesus’ life had been overwhelming.  The tension-filed, emotional high of their entry into Jerusalem was followed […]

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March 27, 2016 – Easter

Christ is Risen He is Risen indeed! All through Lent we have discussed what God is offering us.  The list is long, love, grace, reconciliation, relationship, now its time to think on what we might offer God.  Does God need anything from us on this Easter morning? What could we offer?  Well in the world […]

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March 13, 2016 – Deep Giving

    Sermon Deep Giving We are all givers; we are all supposed to be givers!  What is the real nature of a gift?A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment. Although gift giving might involve the notion of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free.  […]

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