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Epiphany 7 – "You Shall Be Perfect" – Matthew 5:38-48 – 2/19/17

sermon-2-19-17 As you know it is our custom here to have the candidates for the Rite of Confirmation write and read an essay on the Christian faith to the congregation. Many years ago, I can still remember one candidate who, … Continue reading

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Epiphany 5 – "You Are Salt and Light" – Matthew 5:13-20 – 2/5/17

sermon-2-5-17 “You are the salt of the earth.” “You are the light of the world.” These are the words that immediately follow the words we heard last Sunday – the Beatitudes. “He opened His mouth and taught them…” His teaching … Continue reading

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Epiphany 4 – "Blessed Are You…" – Matthew 5:1-12 – 1/29/17

As most of you know, it is entirely possible to take a virtual tour of the great vineyards of France and California without ever leaving your home. Just as it’s entirely possible to play golf at Pebble Beach and Torry … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 – "Light For Zebulun and Napthtali" – Matthew 4:12-25 – 1/22/17

sermon-1-22-17 If you know the story of Jacob, you know that he had a ‘complicated’ family life to say the least. To make a long story short, Jacob had 12 sons and who knows how many daughters. Each son had … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 – "Behold The Lamb Of God" – John 1:29-42 – 1/15/17

sermon-1-15-17 The long, boney forefinger of John the Baptist points to the one whom he had just baptized saying, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” I can still remember one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Epiphany 1 – The Voice of the Lord – Psalm 29

sermon-1-8-17 I’d like to begin this morning by asking you to take out your worship bulletin and turn to page 8. The Psalm appointed for today – ‘The Baptism of our Lord,’ is the 29th Psalm and I’d like to … Continue reading

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Circumcision and Name of Jesus – Luke 2:21- 1/1/17

sermon-1-1-17 Sometimes we Christians can make religion a lot more complicated than it really is. Religion is a simple thing really. God has given us laws to obey and rules to follow and if you obey them and follow them … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning – John 1:1-18 – "The Cosmic Christmas" – 12/25/16

sermon-12-25a-16 The Christmas story that we are most familiar with is the one that we heard last night about a woman named Mary and a man named Joseph and shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night and the sudden … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve – "The Angel's Song" – Luke 2:14 – 12/24/16

sermon-12-25-16 There’s an old legend, (and really, it’s nothing more than that,) that many years after that first Christmas night, some of the older shepherds were trying to remember how that song went that they heard the angels sing on … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – "You Shall Call His Name, Jesus" – Matthew 1:18-25 – 12/18/16

sermon-12-18-16 Way back in the beginning when there were just two people in the whole world… and really, how much damage can just two people do? But they did. “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food … Continue reading

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