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August 13, 2017 is Pentecost 10A

When life gets difficult, the seas of life get choppy, it is normal to be afraid. Courage is not a lack of fear. It is moving forward in spite of our fear. Keeping our sights set on Jesus is a way forward.

August 6, 2017 is Pentecost 9A

Genesis 32:22-31 – Jacob wrestles with God/the angel OR Isaiah 55:1-5 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Psalm 145:8-9,... Continue Reading →

July 30, 2017 is Pentecost 8A

What jewels of hidden treasure have been revealed to you? These next months, stir up the imaginations of your people for what God is doing, and give them permission to run amok. See what happens.

July 23, 2017 is Pentecost 7A

When we are turned from serving ourselves to serving others, we will find a joy that will sustain us in this morally jumbled up world of wheat and weeds, good and evil.

July 16, 2017 is Pentecost 6A

Genesis 25:19-34 – Jacob and Esau, the twins are born, two nations contending. Esau sells his birthright to Jacob. OR Isaiah 55:10-13 – For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven… so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;... Continue Reading →

July 9, 2017 is Pentecost 5A

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 – Isaac’s servant meets Rebekah at the well/spring, and takes her back to meet, and marry Isaac. OR Zechariah 9:9-12 – Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious... Continue Reading →

June 25, 2017 is Pentecost 3A

Jeremiah 20:7-13 – O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me. OR Genesis 21:8-21 – Abraham and Sarah cast off Hagar, the slave woman... Continue Reading →

April 9, 2017 is Palm/Passion Sunday

If we follow a self-emptying Christ, who reflects a self-emptying God, then being “in Christ” means to be a self-emptying church, a self-emptying people, that the world might see the true God.

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