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Installation of Leaders in the Church

Installation of Leaders of the Church Pastor: In the night, Samuel heard a voice.  Now the boy Samuel was serving the Lord under Eli. The Lord’s word was rare at that time, and visions weren’t widely known. 2 One day Eli,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Installation of Deacons, Installation of Leaders, Installation of Officers, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 12, Romans 12:4-6

Baby Moses Rides the Waves

Listen to this sermon here. Now a man from Levi’s household married a Levite woman.  2  The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that the baby was healthy and beautiful, so she hid him for

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Exodus, Exodus 2, Exodus 2:1-10, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:28, Sermon, Special Times

Does God Listen to Whining?

My secretary had a rough life, no doubt about it. Work was a place of relief from that difficult life, for sure. She viewed me as a safe person, as someone who she knew would keep what she told me

Posted in New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 69, Psalm 69:1-16, Psalms, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Sermon

Does God Cause the Bad to Test Us?

Everything happens for a reason…God needed her more than you do…God is testing your faith…God has a plan. Have you heard these before? *** After snacks, the lights on the plane dimmed and a hush descended. I was left with

Posted in New Testament, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Sermon

Can We Become Like Jesus?

Arriving home after a long day, she took one look around the place and exclaimed, “Why can’t you be more like your brother?!?” He fed 5000. He called the loathsome out of the tree and ate with them. He challenged

Posted in Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1:26-27, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Romans 8:29b, Sermon

Squinting in the Mirror: A Prayer of Confession & Hope

Creator of the immensity & mystery: You created us in your image,    squinting, we see you in the mirror. But we left your dream,    pursuing our own selfish,       idol-filled fantasies. You could not bear to

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1:26-27, Judges, Judges 10, Judges 10:16, Prayer of the Day, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Romans 8:29b

Every Time I Feel the Spirit Moving

Looking back at it all, I can see the broad movements of the Holy Spirit in my life, beckoning me forward. At the time, I wasn’t always sure; often I was confused, or full of angst, or desirous of another

Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-4, Days of the Church, New Testament, Pentecost, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Sermon, Trinity Sunday

Out of the World

Out of the Delights, out of the joyous times, we gather together. Out of the Tedium, the long days that drag, we gather together. Out of the Depths, out of the difficult times, we gather together. We gather to worship

Posted in Call to Worship, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Uncategorized

Beacons of Love, Hope, & Justice

   The abundant One calls to us, “Gather as one, beloved people.”    We gather as people beloved!    The Creator, the Teacher, & the       Mystery reminds, “I am with you always.”    We come to worship the

Posted in Call to Worship, Romans, Romans 6, Romans 6:1-14

Living Within Grace

Confessing Sins Holy One,    In your presence & the presence        of our Christian community,           we lay our sins before you.    We live as if the resurrection,        never happened.

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Romans, Romans 6, Romans 6:1-14
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