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  September 17, 2023 Kindness Psalm 103:1-13 /  Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Merri Alexander  I want to tell you a true story that comes from the mid-west in the early 1900s:             A merchant had two sons. They were identical twins....

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It’s Not My Cross to Bear

  September 3. 2023 It’s Not My Cross to Bear Matthew 16:21-28 David Germer Our second reading is from the 16th chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew. For context, leading up to this, Jesus has been walking on water,...

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Seeing Each Other

  August 20, 2023 SEEING EACH OTHER Genesis 45:1-15 and Matthew 15:10-28 Rev. Bill Buchanan   There is a phrase that professional presenters understand well. Whether you are a teacher, or a trial lawyer, whether you are a...

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Finding Compassion #2

  When to Get Out of the Boat Matthew 14:22-23 August 13, 2023 Rev. Shannon Jordan 22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had...

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Finding Compassion

  FINDING COMPASSION Matthew 14:13-21 August 6, 2023 Rev. Shannon Jordan Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from...

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A Prayer for the Hardest Times

  July 30, 2023 A Prayer for the Hardest Times Mark 4:35-41 The Rev. Dr. Patrick W. T. Johnson   35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they...

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The Challenge of Forgiveness

  July 23, 2023 The Challenge of Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-25 Rev. Patrick W. T. Johnson, Ph.D.   21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church* sins against me, how often should I forgive? As...

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Our Daily Bread

  July 16, 2023 Our Daily Bread John 6:25-35 Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ 26Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you...

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Thy Will Be Done

  July 9, 2023 Thy Will Be Done James 4:13-17 Rev. David Germer We’re making our way, line by line, through the Lord’s prayer this summer. The previous weeks have helped us to understand and to pray: “Our Father, who art in...

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A Prayer for God’s Reign on Earth

  July 2, 2023 A Prayer for God’s Reign on Earth Isaiah 11:6-9, Matthew 4:12-17 Rev. Patrick Johnson He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and...

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The Heart of God

  June 25, 2023 The Heart of God Luke 11:1-11 Rev. Shannon Jordan You may or may not be aware that there are two versions of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospels. This morning we will be looking at the Luke version with special...

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The Grace of Prayer

  June 18, 2023 The Grace of Prayer Matthew 6:5-14 ‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I...

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