Monthly Archives: January 2015

Remembering My Journey to Auschwitz on this 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  As many of you know, I had the profound privilege to tour Auschwitz in June 2013 with Eva Kor, a survivor who was a victim of the medical experiments of … Continue reading

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Missed Calls

1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-21 Now the boy Samuel was serving the Lord under Eli. The Lord’s word was rare at that time, and visions weren’t widely known. 2 One day Eli, whose eyes had grown so weak he was unable to see, was lying down … Continue reading

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God’s First Words/Remember Your Baptism

Genesis 1: 1-5 When God began to create the heavens and the earth— 2 the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters— 3 God said, “Let there be light.” And so light … Continue reading

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Wesley’s (Abbreviated) Covenant Renewal with Communion Liturgy

I wanted to do the Wesleyan Covenant Renewal with my congregation, but wanted to abbreviate it and include communion liturgy.  The following is a shortened arrangement of the covenant renewal with responses, followed by the Great Thanksgiving for the new … Continue reading

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Faith Projects (for a New Year!)

Matthew 2: 1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Sermon: Jesus, A Witness to Wonder

Jesus Christ: A Witness to Wonder (When God Comes Down series, James A. Harnish) A few weeks ago when we were decorating this sanctuary for Advent, we began to take the nativity pieces out of boxes and realized that baby … Continue reading

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