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I Believe Even When…


Posted By on Nov 17, 2020

Advent & Christmas 2020 This Advent and Christmas we will seek to fill the world with music and light and love. The history of humanity is fraught with pain, as we have seen too well in 2020. Some of that pain came accompanied by fear that led to oppression and violence of one people against another. This was also the world into which Jesus was born, and through which his teachings would challenge and call for transformation. The...

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Entrusted


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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Sunday, November 8, 2020 For our sermon today, I spent the week wrestling with Matthew 25:1-13, but my daily practice of lectio divina with the Ritual App, which I highly recommend, had me wrestling with an entirely different parable, one from Luke 16:1-13, the Parable of the Unjust Steward. This parable begins with Jesus describing a household manager of a wealthy master, a steward, who was caught squandering the master’s property...

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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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