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Opening the Door

Mark 1:14-20 I found myself listening to the music of Pete Townsend this week, who sings, “When everyone keeps retreating but you can’t seem to get enough. Let my love open the door …” He continues, “When everything seems all over, When everyone seems unkind … Let my love open the door; Let my love open the door; Let my […]

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The Passing of the Peace

Matthew 9:35-10:14 Peace be with you. In the Christian faith, we have a tradition called “the passing of the peace”.  During the passing of the peace, we say to one another: “May the peace of Christ be with you” or maybe just “peace be with you” and the other person responds “and also with you.” The passing of the peace […]

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Indescribable and Glorious Joy

Listen to the sermon here. 1 Peter 1:3-9 Hallelujah Anyway. That’s the title of a book recently written by Christian author Ann Lamott. In Hallelujah Anyway, Ann Lamott writes about how certain African Christian traditions say that God created human beings because God thought we would like it. This idea stops Ann right in her tracks.  God thought we would […]

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