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Jul

31

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost – Tyler Merrill-Cranston

Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21
I’ve heard Roger McPeak say at least three times that you have to learn to let God love you. Who is the subject of that sentence?—God. Who is the object? [...]

Jul

17

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost — Erika Spring

Luke 10:38-42
When we come to the Bible and read a familiar story, it can be too easy to skim over it, not taking time to read the details or to sit and wonder about what the text really means. We often come to familiar Bible stories with an expectation that we already know [...]

Jul

10

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost — Elise Merrill-Cranston

Luke 10:25-37
Last week Jess gave our congregation a gift. The words from the pulpit reminded the church that our reputation matters. Jess preached that the church’s reputation has not been one of healing among many groups, especially the LGBTQ community, but has left various groups of people rejected and [...]

Jul

03

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost – Jess Chambers

2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Two weeks ago, in the Gospel reading, Christina saw a call for the church to confess and repent of its sins, and of its putting of those sins upon others. Last week, Bob showed us, by way of the Epistle, the tension of learning to live the Christian life alongside people who speak with as much conviction from the Spirit as we [...]