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Descending into Easter – Georgann Kurtz-Shaw

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent into St. Louis (or Seattle, or Tel Aviv, or you fill in the blank…), please make sure that your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Please check to be sure your seat belt is securely fastened and that all carry-on luggage is safely stowed [...]



Strange Gifts – Ben Wayman

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3,17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
When I was six years old Santa Claus visited my house. It was a good year for Santa to come. While my three-year-old brother was obsessed with monkeys, for 11 months I had been locked in on a remote control car with 9.6v turbo, which I would take over a Red Ryder bb gun any day. [...]



Marketplaces and Weddings – Tyler Merrill

Psalm 19; John 2:13-22
We’ve just listened together to a story that has two main parts. In the first part, Jesus enters the temple courts, makes a whip and chases out money-changers, cattle, and merchants. In the second part, Jesus talks about destroying and raising up [...]



Second Sunday of Lent – Ali Lund

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
[Due to a weather cancellation, this sermon was prepared for March 1, 2015, but not preached.]
We know how the story ends. We grew up knowing. We have never gone through the Season of Lent unsure of what is going to happen […]