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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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Easter 2016: Alleluia!

“Alleluia! Christ is risen! (The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!)   We have just proclaimed the truth of our faith. We have embellished it over the centuries, but our core truth is the resurrected Christ. Paul writes about it this … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2015: Receiving a gift

Isaiah 9:2-7     Psalm 96     Titus 2:11-14     Luke 2:1-20   Receiving a gift   It’s here! With the lighting of four counting candles and a single white one, it is here. Christmas, Christ’s mass, is here. Christ is born.   With … Continue reading

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Proper 29b 2015: The living kingdom

2 Samuel 23:1-7     Psalm 132:1-13     Revelation 1:4b-8     John 18:33-37   Today is the last Sunday of the “green season,” the growing season after Pentecost, and on this day we honor Jesus as our king.  Jesus is king and ruler of … Continue reading

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Proper 24b 2015: Thank goodness … for that

Job 38:1-7 Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 This is one of the weeks that we have been anticipating. This is the week when Job is told, in no uncertain terms, that God is God and that Job … 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 22b 2015: Strong, Powerless, Suffering

(When are we strong? When are we suffering? When are we powerless?) “And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.” Jesus shows his disciples how to handle children: playful, maybe unruly, demanding, … Continue reading

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