April 11, 2021 – Second Sunday in Easter
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April 11, 2021 – Second Sunday in Easter

We welcome Paster Erin Evans to CLC as the interim minister. We also thank Ed Kapsha, organist,  for organizing special music for this day including Tessa Douglas, cantor, and Vince Diantonio, trumpet. Sermon Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Risen Christ.  Amen. At some point we learn to hide...

We Will Rise
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We Will Rise

Happy Easter!  He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! We celebrate today as our seminarian, Steve Slepecki and his wife Julie officiate. So some of you will remember, about two years ago Pastor Scott asked me to preach the early service on Easter Sunday, that year that we had the youth group officiate the...

Resurrection
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Resurrection

Resurrection Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus begins his march to the cross in Bethlehem. During His three years on the road doing His ministry, the Apostles learned a lot and grew in their faith. They believed that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, as Peter so famously confessed....

Promises, Promises
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Promises, Promises

We welcome back John and Diane Curry for the Fifth Sunday in Lent with music by Ed Kapsha     Promises, Promises Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The word covenant is a word that appears with some frequency in the Bible. We read it and hear it often...

Serpents and Wildernesss
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Serpents and Wildernesss

Today we welcome back our seminarian, Steve Slepecki with music by Ed Kapsha. Photo by Prasad Panchakshari on UnSplash   Serpents and Wilderness “We’re now nearly two months’ removed from Pastor Scott’s resignation.  As challenging as it might be, it’s time, if we haven’t already, to start making a concerted effort to move on… and...

On the Road Again
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On the Road Again

We welcome John and Diane Curry with music by Ed Kapsha Photo by John Towner on Unsplash   SERMON On the Road Again Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God makes promises to us. The Holy Scriptures are full of such promises, as we have heard this morning. Because...

Ashes and Water
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Ashes and Water

Today we welcome Steve Slepecki to the pulpit with music by Ed Kapsha. Photo by Ahna Ziegler on Unsplash In the course of my very young ministry career thus far, I’ve already had to preach some pretty unusual sermons. My very first sermon ever, was preached while wearing street clothes, before I had even decided...

Thank You, Mrs. Mock
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Thank You, Mrs. Mock

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY FEBRUARY 7, 2021 LUKE 12: 49-53 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth?...

Testing the Spirits
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Testing the Spirits

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY JANUARY 31, 2021 MARK 1: 21-28 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then...

Leaving It Behind
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Leaving It Behind

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY JANUARY 24, 2021 MARK 1: 14-20 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee,...