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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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Lent 1 2015: “Even though”

Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark1:9-15 “Even though” We learned a few weeks ago that the word used for tearing: “he saw the heavens torn apart” is the same word Mark uses for the rending of the temple … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday 2014: Of blankets and saints

Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Of blankets and saints [There are precut pieces of fleece at the front of the church, some cut for blankets, some for scarves. Have people gather as they will and … Continue reading

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Proper 25a 2014: A promise

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 There are 613 commandments in the Torah, strictly speaking, the first five books of the bible. These commandments/laws are called “halakhah,”(ha low ha) and they govern how to function … Continue reading

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Proper 9A 2014: Good to bear, a children’s sermon

Today I am sharing a children’s sermon.  Like a good children’s book or even a children’s movie, the message is one for all of us.  I am leaving my parenthetical notes in it; you will see some of my process … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday 2014

John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Maundy Thursday is not a celebration for the faint of heart. It is not an occasion, some say, for “exhortation,” encouraging, but for proclamation. It may just be a day for all of those things. Maundy Thursday … Continue reading

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