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A Prayer for the Snowbound

When the troubles come, and we struggle just to connect… When we yearn for movement, and we are snowed in so deep… When the simple, has become a chore… We rightly cry out to you, “Enough! Stop it! Why me?”

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Posted in for homebound, Homebound, Prayers, Uncategorized

Re-membering in Discordant Times

May we re-member in this discordant time that we are all One. Move us to act as One, humbly and resolutely calling out injustice. Give us the courage and passion to build a world in which all share in power

Posted in Elections, Prayer of the Day, Special Times

How Long, O Lord? A Sermon in a Rural County Following the Election

Isaiah 6 We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. –Karl Barth Election numbers County 2/3 State 40% National slightly less than 50% Protests across cities Fringe Trump supporters overtly threatening We are a

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Posted in Elections, Isaiah, Isaiah 6, Sermon, Special Times

Before the Ballots: A Liturgy

Prayer & Meditation for Wholeness  Statement of Purpose We gather as a people beleaguered by too much shouting, discord between neighbors, and an earth in need of healing grace. The noise makes it hard to find the divine path. It distracts and

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Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:13-26, Elections, Interfaith, Liturgy, New Testament, Special Times

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

A Community Candlelight Gathering for One Who Died Too Soon

Below are my remarks and prayer from this evening as our small, eastern Oregon community gathered to grieve, lament, and be with one another following the tragic death of a beloved 17-year-old last evening. Opening Remarks Let me tell you

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Old Testament, 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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