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Baptism (Sermon for January 13, 2019)

Way back in June, we had a baptism. James and Brianne stood at the front of the church, and I held a kind of squirmy Kaelyn, and I baptized her in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. And it was a wonderful day. We welcomed Kaelyn into our family…

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Refugees (Sermon for January 6, 2019)

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear this line from the prophet Jeremiah about Rachel, in the city of Ramah, weeping for her children. You see, a long time ago,

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Welcome

This is a reprint of my column from the January 2019 Carillon Notes. Happy new year! It’s that wonderful time of year when people are making plans. We’re going to learn new skills. We’re going to try new things. And I am definitely going to start going to the gym (but not today… maybe next week… certainly by Easter). And it can be hard to talk about,

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Astonished and Amazed (Sermon for December 30, 2018)

I have gotten in trouble for a sermon once.  When I say ‘in trouble’, I don’t mean that someone had a question or wanted to have a conversation about something that they disagreed with.  When I say ‘in trouble’, I mean that I was pulled aside after the service and given a lecture about how

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The Christmas Story (Sermon for December 24, 2018)

God loved the world like this: In the days when Israel was ruled by Rome, God sent an angel to a young woman named Mary, who was engaged to a man named Joseph, and that angel said, You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will

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Love (Sermon for December 23, 2018)

Right after I graduated from seminary, a lot of my friends began their first calls at their first churches. And that meant that, for the first time, they had to preach… every week. And if you’ve never had to preach a sermon every week, then you might not know that preparing a sermon is a

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The Big Peace (Sermon for December 9, 2018)

Today is the second Sunday of Advent. And today, we hear a part of a story that we don’t hear very often. There was this priest, Zechariah, and his wife, Elizabeth. They were righteous before the Lord. And, like so many people in the Bible, they were old and they were childless. And, one day,

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World-Ending Hope (Sermon for December 2, 2018)

It is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a strange season. On the one hand, we’re looking forward to Christmas. In the church, we decorate the building, we make cookies for people who can’t be with us regularly, we prepare for the children’s Christmas program, we sing a handful of carols, and we give

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Support the Referral Center During December!

You know that it’s important to support the Referral Center throughout the year. But December is also a month when we have a special focus on supporting the Center as it helps people in our community who are struggling. If you don’t know what the Referral Center does, just take a look at this list

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