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Covenant of Color


Posted By on Sep 7, 2020

September 6, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15 16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and put the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 For my part, I am going to bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish my covenant...

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A Much-Needed Hearty Meal


Posted By on Aug 31, 2020

August 30, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversRomans 12:9-21 (NRSV) 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.14 Bless those who...

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Splagchna!


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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Resilient


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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