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Posted By on Nov 16, 2020

November 15, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversMatthew 25:14-30 As I was graduating high school and entering into college, I was introduced to the book, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. I think this book is a right-of-passage of sorts for young adults, an introduction to new ways of thinking about common topics. In The Prophet, Gibran composes prose-poems on different topics, each poem entitled “On ________.” Though I was...

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Learning to Wait

Posted By on Nov 10, 2020

November 8, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversMatthew 25:1-13 Learning to wait…Enduring the delays…Have we not had a crash course in waiting and delays this week?! We were told by political experts again and again and again that counting the votes would take time. Results would be quite slow to come in, especially in key states. But we weren’t prepared for the delay, not really. Though our rational mind told us to wait, the rest of us...

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Who Can Stand?

Posted By on Nov 2, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020 ~ All Saints Sunday – Pastor Teressa SiversRevelation 7:9-17 The Book of Revelation…chapter 7…What an amazing painting—image—snapshot—picture (choose your word) that John of Patmos created for us through word in our scripture today! Wow! The throne of God, something John spent time describing earlier in the book, shines brighter than any light we could every imagine! It is more beautiful, more radiant,...

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversDeuteronomy 34:1-12 It was April 3rd, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech in support of striking sanitation workers and he concluded by preaching on the very reading from Deuteronomy you just heard. Rev. King proclaimed: Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t...

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Emmanuel – God with Us

Posted By on Oct 19, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversExodus 33:12-23 Doug and I were out driving around last weekend, on that gorgeous Saturday with temperatures around 80°, bright sunny skies, and beautiful fall colors. We were enjoying exploring new areas for us and taking in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region, when I noted something unusual at one house we passed. The entire family was out in the yard…putting up their Christmas...

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Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversJoshua 24:1-15 What stories will we tell about 2020? How will we narrate our experiences of this extremely stressful year? Social media has used a bit of humor to manage each new horrible headline and event—“So who had murder hornets on their 2020 bingo card? Who had square dancing hurricanes in the Gulf?” There is also a mock-up of the Time Magazine “Person of the Year” cover that...

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