May 22, 2022, The Sixth Sunday of Easter
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May 22, 2022, The Sixth Sunday of Easter

GOSPEL: John 14:23-29 The holy gospel according to John the 14th chapter. Glory to you, O Lord. As Jesus talks of returning to the Father, he promises to send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will teach Jesus’ followers and remind them of all that Jesus taught. Even more, those in whom God makes a home...

May 15, 2022, the Fifth Sunday in Easter
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May 15, 2022, the Fifth Sunday in Easter

GOSPEL After washing the disciples’ feet, predicting his betrayal, and then revealing his betrayer, Jesus speaks of his glorification on the cross. This deep complicated love of Jesus, even to death on the cross, will be the distinctive mark of Jesus’ community. 31When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has...

May 8, 2022, Fourth Sunday of Easter
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May 8, 2022, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Gospel Jesus responds to questions about his identity with the remarkable claim that he and the Father are one. Those who understand this are his sheep; they hear his voice, follow, and will never be snatched from his hand. 22At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus...

April 17, 2022, Easter Sunday
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April 17, 2022, Easter Sunday

Have you seen the movie or read the book The Color Purple?  The main character is Celie, a poor black woman who has been abused all her life.  But she has somebody in her life who loves her, her sister Nettie, who gets chased away by Celie’s violent husband.  Her husband doesn’t let Celie ever see the...

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...

Why Wait?
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Why Wait?

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 24, 2020 JOHN 17: 1-11 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given...

When Love Finds You
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When Love Finds You

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 17, 2020 JOHN 14: 15-21 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows...

The Soul-Full Room
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The Soul-Full Room

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 10, 2020 JOHN 14: 1-14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if...

The Mysterious Gate Between Worlds
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The Mysterious Gate Between Worlds

How do your actions impact others? What we are learning is that we are interconnected. But Jesus taught us this long ago when he said, “when you do it to one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do it to me.”

The Weight of the Broken Bread
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The Weight of the Broken Bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 26, 2020 LUKE 24: 13-35 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up...

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