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We Have a Choice

We have a choice.We are created with free will. Will we follow the ways of greed and selfishness or the ways of sharing and extravagant loving?We choose to follow the One who requires us to do justice,love kindness, walk humbly,

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Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 18:21-39, Call to Worship, Matthew, Matthew 12, Matthew 12:30, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, narrative lectionary, New Testament, Old Testament

Why church? What’s the point?

Why church? What’s the point?We come to connect with one another. Why church? What’s the point?We come to find healing and hope in a world of hurt, hate, and disregard. Why church? What’s the point?We come to confess and repent

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

You Are Clear

You are clear: We must love our neighbor as ourselves.Move us to find ways to manifest your love even to those it is hard to help. You are clear: We must rest from our labors and honor you every week.Instead

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Posted in Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy 15:1-15, Deuteronomy 15:4-11, Leviticus, Leviticus 25, Leviticus 25:8-13, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

Move, Swirl, & Dance

Move, swirl, and dance among us. Remind us that you you are always present: encouraging, luring, and inspiring us to be the loving people you created us to be. Stir us during this hour to walk humbly, embrace love, and

Posted in Invocation, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Old Testament

A Prayer for Today

Sacred Wholeness: Inspire our hearts, feet, & hands to be your expansive love in the face of hostility and hatred and fear. Help us to retain your essence of compassion and favor for those on the margins. May we embrace

Posted in Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:14, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 12, Luke 12:22, 25, 31, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Special Times

I Shout But There Is No Justice

Scripture: Job 19:7-12 Mark 12:13-17, 28-34 These are notes from a sermon preached on July 10, 2016 at the Condon (Oregon) United Church of Christ. ___ Movement 1: God’s role in the world If I cry “Violence!” I’m not answered;

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Job, Job 19, Job 19:7-12, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:13-17, Mark 12:28-34, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon, Special Times
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