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Archive for October, 2016

  • November 27, 2016

    Be Prepared!

    Year A - First Sunday of Advent

    There was a time when apocalyptic passages were the strong focus of Advent study and worship. Advent was a time for penitence. The emphasis on scriptures that proclaim comfort to the people was a later development as a response to worshipers who longed for words of anticipation and joy. What we now associate with the […]

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  • November 20, 2016

    “Which Spirit?”

    Year C- Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    The hymn “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit” is a hymn which has a nostalgic hold on me but it also baffles me. The nostalgia is easy enough to diagnosis. It’s a reminder of the way the church sees itself or needs to be seen by others. It is always the ideal to have “sweet expressions on each […]

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  • November 13, 2016

    “We are waiting / He is waiting”

    Year C - Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    “We are waiting / He is waiting” We are waiting for Jesus to show up, He is waiting for us to grow up! Before we proceed to the focal passage, take a moment to read the first 5 verses of 2nd Thessalonians 3:1-5. “Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us, so that the word of […]

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  • November 6, 2016

    “Jesus comes to Meet the Press”

    Year C - Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    As the never-ending election comes to a close, or most likely a “temporary stay,” one thing is certain we have heard a lot of questions. We may disagree on whether we have heard answers but we have heard questions. “Did you send or forward classified emails?” “Are you prepared to separate families and deport 11 […]

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  • October 30, 2016

    “Get Shorty! The Man in the Sycamore Tree”

    Year C – Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    A part of the core curriculum for children in Sunday school is the tale of the little man in the sycamore tree.  This story translated into song, drawn and colored on paper, has been the focus of attention by boys and girls over the generations.  Children of all ages can easily identi­fy with the little […]

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