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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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https://youtu.be/JzlGDGZbY8c Greetings my beloved St. Paul’s family! I am praying you are all well as we continue to learn to live each day in this new reality. I pray you are wearing your masks every time you are out in public and maintaining at least the 6 feet of social distance so that we may love our neighbors and love ourselves. September 27th we will hold our first ‘hybrid’ worship service for our 10:30 am Sunday service....

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Grace and peace to you, my beloved family in faith: There is a prayer by Thomas Merton that pops up in my morning devotions periodically and always speaks to me in profound ways. It is especially powerful for these days of pandemic, racial violence, stress and so much uncertainty. Let us pray: My Lord God,I have no idea where I am going.I do not see the road ahead of me.I cannot know for certain where it will end.Nor do I really know...

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The prophet Isaiah spoke these words from God to the people, from the 58th chapter: 6 Is not this the fast that I choose:     to loose the bonds of injustice,     to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free,     and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,     and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them,     and not to hide yourself from your own kin?...

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June blessings! For the state of the church update this week, let me begin by sharing familiar and beloved words from the Book of Micah, chapter 6, verses 6 through 8. Though I share these words from the New Revised Standard Version, I am speaking them in the plural, instead of the singular tense. “With what shall we come before the Lord,     and bow ourselves before God on high? Shall we come before God with...

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Greetings my beloved church family! How I miss you all! From Acts, chapter 2: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with...

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