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Love wins: Charlottesville, VA

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28    Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b      Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33     Oh, how Joseph’s brothers hated that tattletale, the younger, “favorite” brother, who flaunted a fine coat and a dream about power over his siblings. Jealousy and hatred … Continue reading

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Proper 23b 2015: The Way

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 The man was on a journey, “the way,” meaning he was a follower, or joined the followers of Jesus. He was on “the way.” Like others we have heard about, this … Continue reading

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Proper 16b 2015: Prayers of the sinful

1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 The temple that Solomon built was dedicated “in the fourth year of King Solomon’s reign,” approximately 953 B.C.; that is, about three thousand years ago. Solomon was David’s son – … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday 2013: Word play

“Word play”  Impossible.  Remember the story of Cinderella?  How about the movie version with Leslie Ann Warren?  In that timeless fairy tale, a pumpkin becomes a glittering carriage, and the lyrics of a song declare the transformation to be:  impossible: … Continue reading

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The Baptism of our Lord

I did not write out a full sermon for today.  Instead, I have prayed and prayed and made some notes.  In church, the children (of all ages, as I am apt to say — 4 to 94) and I will … Continue reading

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