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Posted By on Jul 13, 2020

July 12, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversIsaiah 52:7-10 (Inclusive Bible) We often hear today’s reading from Isaiah around the time of Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of the one called the “Prince of Peace.” The people to whom Isaiah writes are oppressed and exiled by their captors. They have known much suffering. When Isaiah writes “how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one who brings good news,” it is not the...

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The Ultimate Song

Posted By on Jul 6, 2020

July 5, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversSong of Songs 4:1-7 (Inclusive Bible) The Song of Songs is biblical poetry at its most lush. In this book, adoration for another is full of metaphors from nature–the voice is like the coo of a dove, the curve of the landscape is seen as the curve of the Body. Perhaps the hills and mountains are the curve of the Beloved Creator and our bodies are to be seen as the beautiful handiwork of the...

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What’s in a Name?

Posted By on Jun 29, 2020

June 28, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversPsalm 135: 1-3; 13-21 ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy:Thou art thyself, though not a Montegue.What’s Montegue?It is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face,            nor any other part belonging to a man.O be some other name!What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,            retain that dear perfection...

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Posted By on Jun 22, 2020

June 21, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversPsalm 147: 1-11 (Inclusive Bible) Resilience…to be resilient. Most, if not all, biblical scholars who wrote commentary on Psalm 147 label this psalm as a Psalm of Praise, one of five psalms of praise the close the Book of Psalms, the Psalter. And, of course, they are correct. Psalm 147 is clearly all about the praise. Yet…yet, I would argue that this psalm is also a song of resilience, and a...

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Posted By on Jun 7, 2020

June 7, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversEzekiel 31:3-7 (Inclusive Bible) Ezekiel 31:3-7 from the Inclusive BibleLook to Assyria, once a Lebanon cedar[beautiful branches, dense shade, towering height;]it is top among the clouds. Springs nourished it,and deep waters made it grow tall;their streams flowed around its base,sending their channels to all the trees in the countryside. So it towered high above every other tree of the field....

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Pentecost: Our DNA

Posted By on May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 2:1-21 DNA… DNA is strange stuff. It connects us to a family, and at the same time it marks us as unique. My eyes are from my Dad, my complexion too. But my face and my voice, that is my mom. And the hair? God only knows. I passed my eyes onto my daughter, but the rest of her looks so much like her dad. My son inherited his father’s hair color and deep, booming voice, but the rest of him...

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