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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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Christmas Eve 2012c: He comes this night

“He comes this night”  “Come, Lord Jesus!” has been our Advent prayer.  Come, Lord Jesus.  Tonight we gather to proclaim that our Lord has, indeed, come to us.  It is a mystery to us … God did not use magic … Continue reading

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