Apr 22, 2018 All The People of the Church: Ministers

April 22, 2018

Today's service is a celebration of earth day and a reflection on Jesus calling disciples (men and women).  I ask what does it mean for All the People of the Church to be Ministers?

 

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Apr 1, 2018 Easter: Seven Demons

April 1, 2018

Today's sermon reflects on the ressurection of Jesus, the ressurection that has a claim in all our lives and that we as people of faith are called to participate in.

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Mar 25, 2018 The Donkey & the War Horse

March 25, 2018

Today we reflected on Palm Sunday as a peace march and the "March For Our Lives" movment.  We reflected on the symbos of the donkey and the war horse that Jesus and the Roman Governor road into Jerusalem on the week leading up to Passover and what these symbols mean to us in the midst our nation's struggles with violence and oppression.

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Mar 18, 2018 Our Sins Run Out Behind Us

March 18, 2018

Today's sermon reflected on the story of Jesus' baptism and our covenant with the divine.  Part of our covemant as Christian is to allow ourselves to be forgiven, to let go of our guilt and pain for the times we have hurt others, but also not to judge others.  Sometimes holding onto our own pain and guilt, or judging others, paralyzes us from lives dedicated to healing and wholeness.  We should learn from our mistakes and grieve and remember the times we hurt others, but we shouldn't allow those experiences to stop us from living lives full of love and compassion, including for ourselves.  

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Mar 4, 2018 Not All Who Wander Are Lost

March 4, 2018

Today, as we reflect on the story of The Wise Men, and of Jesus this Lent, we reflect on wandering--wandering not as being lost but wandering as movement towards the divine.  We reflect on wandering as a journey that takes us unexpected places with unexpected challenges and lessons learned, and ultimately towards oneness with God.  

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Feb 25, 2018 Walking & Listening

February 25, 2018

Today's sermon was on the topic of listening and how listening can bring healing and wholenss to others and to ourselves.  As part of today's worship we listed to part of this story about "Walking to listen" from NPR's Moth Radio Hour, and if you take the time to listen to my sermon, you should definately check out this story of a recent college graduate who decides to take a year to just walk across the country and listen... https://themoth.org/stories/deluded-in-the-desert 

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Feb 18, 2018 Our Super Power

February 18, 2018

Today’s sermon is a reflection on grief and our own experiences of grief as a sources of empathy, healing and wholeness for others as they struggle.  We hear the story of a women who recognizes empathy, her willingness to engage in the pain of her own loss in order to support others, as her super power.  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jan-deblieu/using-your-grief-to-help-others--and-heal-yourself_b_8545308.html?1450704624%3Fncid=edlinkushpmg00000277 

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Feb 14, 2018 Jonah and the Big Fish

February 14, 2018

Today's reflection on the story of Jonah and the big fish includes a story told on the Moth Story Hour: https://themoth.org/stories/charlottes-deadly-scissors 

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Feb 7, 2018 God’s People In Exile

February 7, 2018

This morning we hear and respond to the story of Daniel who finds himself in a lion’s den.

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