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Kneeling, Standing, and Sitting Before Our Idols –GUEST SERMON by Rev Thomas Haugh

Kneeling, Standing, and Sitting Before Our Idols –GUEST SERMON by Rev Thomas Haugh

“Standing, Kneeling, and Sitting Before Our Idols” GUEST SERMON by Rev. Thomas Haugh Exodus 20:1-20 Lectionary 8 October 2017 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 Text to Life Who would have thought that standing, kneeling or sitting would have caused such a…

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The Parable of the Vlogger

The Parable of the Vlogger –Guest Sermon by Rev Derek White “Jesus is history’s Master Storyteller. He taught with story, he played with story, he healed with story, he loved with story. He showed us the truth of God’s love in the stories of the Hebrew people and in the…

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Vital Signs, a Good Friday Sermon

Good Friday 14 April 2017 Sermon by Rev. Jim Mueller John 19 The most famous sign in America might be the 350 foot HOLLYWOOD sign in Los Angeles. The land was originally a farm when H.H. Wilcox purchased it in 1886.  She christened her farm “Holywood” because she was a…

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A Handful of Feet, a Maundy Thursday Sermon

A Handful of Feet 13 April 2017 Sermon by Rev. Meghan L. Good John 13:1-38 The evening meal is in full swing.  The cooling air buzzes with cross-conversations and laughter.  Thaddeus calls for more wine. Spirits are high.  Their Lord and Teacher has been welcomed to the city like a…

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Up in Arms: A Sermon for New Year by Jesse Caldwell

Up in Arms: A Sermon for New Year by Jesse Caldwell

Isaiah 63: 7-9 President Calvin Coolidge was known as “Silent Cal”, because when he spoke he got to the point without flowery pontification. A famous anecdote tells of a dinner party during which the woman seated next to Coolidge said, “Mr. President, I have made a large bet that I…

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Good Stress by Leonard Sweet

Good Stress by Leonard Sweet

Good Stress Lectionary 18 December 2016 Fourth Sunday in Advent Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Text to Life All this talk about stress being bad for you makes me stressed. This seems to be the time of the year when we stress and fret over our…

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Until that Day by Jesse Caldwell

Until that Day by Jesse Caldwell

When I was in high school, my friend David Huffstetler told me about “Solider in the Rain.” It was a movie he had seen  starring Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, two sergeants in the Army. During the film, whenever they would look forward to some happy event in the future, Jackie…

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Labeled by Love by D. Brent Simpson

Labeled by Love by D. Brent Simpson

How many of you had a nickname as a child? Maybe you have a nickname right now. If it’s a nickname between you and your spouse, we don’t want to know that one! Look at your neighbor and share your nicknames. Who’s got a nickname you’ll share with me?  When…

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Semiotics Sermon: Labeled By Love by D. Brent Simpson

How many of you had a nickname as a child? Maybe you have a nickname right now. If it’s a nickname between you and your spouse, we don’t want to know that one! Look at your neighbor and share your nicknames. Who’s got a nickname you’ll share with me?  …

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