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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

God’s Broken Heart

Sacred Words: Hosea 11:1-9 and Luke 13:34 Current Events: This sermon was preached the week following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. Note: This sermon is longer than typical.  God’s Broken Heart Jessica’s first steps Hosea Historical About 150

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Hosea, Hosea 11, Hosea 11:1-9, Luke, Luke 13:34, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon, Special Times

A Prayer After Paris

For the people of Paris, we pray but we also pray for the invisible peoples whose daily lives — in our own nation and across the globe — are enmeshed in violence. We confess that too often we turn a

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Pastoral Prayer, Special Times
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