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Sunday, May 24, 2020 – Prepare to Be Patient

Posted by on May 23, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020 –  Prepare to Be Patient

…he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. (Acts 1.4) Read Acts 1:1-14 and Luke 24:44-53 “Prepare to Be Patient” – this is the headline of an article in a magazine that was left open on the kitchen table. Prepare to be patient? That caught my attention. Had I left one of my “church” magazines open and missed that title? An article...

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Sunday May 17, 2020 Divine Indwelling

Posted by on May 16, 2020

Sunday May 17, 2020 Divine Indwelling

The Divine Indwelling * Today’s lectionary readings In God we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17.28a) …because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you. (John 14: 19b-20) I invite you to take some time to read and pray the prayer from the United Methodist Book of Worship. Each phrase has depth of meaning that might elude a...

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Sunday, May 10, 2020 Abiding Places

Posted by on May 9, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020 Abiding Places

Please read the lectionary for today. Hymn for the day: Gather Us In, verses 1, 2, 4, The Faith We Sing #2236, Marty Haugen Gather us in! Out of darkness into marvelous light… Wouldn’t that be marvelous – to gather again! This hymn is one of my favorites, and on the mornings when we are gathered in the sanctuary just as the sunlight comes through the windows, my spirit gets an extra boost!...

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Together: Life Abundant

Posted by on May 2, 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Together: Life Abundant

Please read the Lectionary for today. How many times in the last few weeks have you heard “together” on TV ads or in the news? We’re in this together, we’ll come through this together, #…together…, together we can, together we will, together at home, together apart, together we’ll beat it, stronger together… We can do so many things if we stay together. But there’s one thing we aren’t able to do...

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Sunday, April 26, 2020 Hospitality: Stay with Us

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020 Hospitality: Stay with Us

Read Luke 24:13-35 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 What does hospitality have to do with us stuck in our homes when we cannot invite anyone to stay with us? Today’s Gospel story may not often be viewed through the frame of hospitality, but if the two companions returning to Emmaus had not been...

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 Peace Be with You

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020 Peace Be with You

Another week closed away. For some people this time of social distancing has not been a big change in daily routine – they are still leaving home and working in an essential job, but even there, they are closed in or closed off from others by social distancing. For others, life had already shut them in because of health and other reasons. For some this is a time of disruption of schedules...

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