Sermon: Table on the Line

Psalm 104:18-30 and Acts 10:9-23 About noon, Peter went up to the roof to pray, and while he was praying, he got hungry. When he fell into a trance, Peter saw a sheet being lowered from the sky before him, and bouncing around in this parachute-like sheet were animals...

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Sermon: To Look at the Trees

Psalm 1 and Luke 8:4-15 For most of two thousand eighteen, we’re celebrating a Year of Psalms here at Church of Peace. Even though we’re already nine Sundays in, today our featured Psalm is the first one. And even though the book of Psalms is not meant to be a story...

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Sermon: So the Water Can Hear You

Psalm 77:13-20, Mark 6:45-52 I don’t know if you’ve ever had the chance to go sit someplace and look at the water. I don’t mean a video or a painting of water, but actual water — like a river ribboning in the sun or the ocean pouring out into the sky. Whoever you are...

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Sermon: There’s Sky in the Soil

Psalm 61 and Matthew 15:29-33 It is my belief that we can move through our days holding both of these claims as true. See if you agree. One claim says: God is everywhere in everything; God can go anywhere she pleases. The other claim says: Yes, sure, but the word holy...

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Sermon: I Believe You

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 “O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry. Our earthly rulers falter; our people drift and die. The walls of gold entomb us; the swords of scorn divide. Take not your thunder from us, but take away our pride.”[note]lyrics by G.K....

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Sermon: Giving Back the Song

Luke 1:39-56 and Psalm 126 This Psalm of the week that we just shared ends with a prayer. So the people plead to God: “Restore our fortunes like the watercourses in the Negeb. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. [O LORD,] those who go out weeping,...

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Sermon: All Night. All Day.

Mark 13:24-37  Psalm 25:1-10 A few years ago on the Sunday after Easter Sunday, we celebrated how the resurrection turns the world upside down by having an Upside Down worship service. You might have been here for that. (I was not. I helped with planning; then I made...

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