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“Who, Me?” Jan. 21, 2018

Jan 21 2018 "Who, Me?" 1 Samuel 3:1-10 John 1:43-51 This week, both of our lessons have comic touches, and so let’s start with the jokes. Lets lift up the humor--and then we can figure out what it means for us. So, first, we’ve got the gospel lesson from John, chapter...

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January 7, 2018 Epiphany Sunday

Epiphany Jan 7 2018 Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 Today in our gospel from Matthew, we find a familiar story. We know it from songs like “We Three Kings of Orient Are,” even if we can’t find a place called “Orient Are” on a map.  But there are all sorts of things we...

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Dec. 31, 2017 Holy Innocents

Xmas 1 Dec 31 2017 Jeremiah 31:15-17 Matthew 2:7-18  For almost 1700 years, the church has set apart one of the days after Christmas to honor the Holy Innocents, the babies of Bethlehem slaughtered by King Herod in his attempt to kill Jesus. And a holly-jolly...

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Still in the Dark? – Fourth Sunday of Advent Dec. 24, 20107

4 Adv Dec 24 2017 Isaiah 60:1-6 Luke 1:26-32  Luke 2:8-14 We don’t know when Jesus was born. We don’t even know what time of day it happened. But in Luke, the angels announce it “while shepherds watched their flocks by night” and Matthew talks about the wise men...

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The Gift of Generosity – Third Sunday of Advent 12/17/17

3 Adv Dec 17 2017 Psalm 112:1-10 1 John 2:3-11 Why do we do it? Why do we go Christmas shopping? Most people don’t seem to be enjoying themselves. They’re pushing carts around the store looking frantic and frazzled, angry and annoyed. They’re yelling, literally...

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Prepare the Way – Second Sunday of Advent 12/10/17

2 Adv B Dec 10 2017 Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8 Traditionally, the Church didn’t know what to do with the gospel of Mark. Most of the gospel readings in worship came from Matthew or Luke. Mark seemed to be the Reader’s Digest version of the gospel. He leaves out a lot...

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“Santa Christ?” First Sunday of Advent 12/3/17

1 Adv B Dec 3 2017 Isaiah 64:1, 5-8 Mark 13:24-37 I know this is church and all, but I hope you’ll let me have a little fun this morning. Anyone remember Highlights magazine? It’s still around. It was always a favorite in the doctor’s office. On the cover, it always...

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Christ the King Nov. 26, 2017

Last Pentecost B Nov 26 2017 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Today is officially the Last Sunday after Pentecost. Next Sunday, with the first Sunday in Advent, we start a brand new year on the Christian Calendar. Another name for this Sunday is Christ the King Sunday....

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Commandment 9 – Don’t Lie

Lies Nov 12 2017 Deuteronomy 19.16-20.5 Matthew 5:34 Today, we come to the Ninth commandment" “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Or in the old language, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” The commandment specifically zeroes in on...

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Commandment 10 – Thou Shalt Not Covet

Nov 19 2017 Deuteronomy 5:21-27 James 4:1-10 Today we come to the last of the Ten Commandments. God says, Don't covet. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or...

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