Reflection at the Park: If God Could, If God Would…

Psalm 94 “Justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow. O LORD, you God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up O judge of the earth…” You could imagine hearing these words from a superhero who’s posing for the movie poster. “For the LORD...

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Sermon: Opposite God

Psalm 5 and Daniel 6:10-12,16-24 It is not uncommon for pastors to get asked this question: Tell me, how were you called to the ministry? In his book The Alphabet of Grace, Frederick Buechner includes his response to this inquiry. His answer is not the same as mine,...

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Sermon: Not Safe For Church: Prayers That Get Left Out

Psalm 35 I have a difficult and tender question which I offer for your reflection. Can you remember a time when you were standing near someone who, in that moment, was cursing up a storm? This experience of being so close to someone else’s outrage —so close you can...

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Sermon: What Saves Our Lives

(Psalm 103:1-20) and Matthew 5:1-12 For the past few weeks, each Sunday we’ve been hearing a snippet from Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke. It was early in Jesus’ ministry; he was gaining a reputation as a traveling teacher and healer. On this day, the...

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May Nurse Notes

Click the link below to download and read the May, 2018 "Nurse Notes," produced by our Parish Nurses Mary Oelschlaeger and Nancy Olson. May 2018 Parish Nurse Notes

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Sermon: Did You See That?

(Psalm 34:1-14) and Luke 6:27-31 A few years ago, journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates published a book called Between the World and Me. It is an open letter he wrote to his young son describing what it is to be a black man in the United States today. I am grateful that I read...

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Neighborhood Cleanup, May 19

The Mission and Service Committee is organizing a neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, May 19 (June 2 is the rain date) from 1:00 pm until 4:00. We will pick up paper, empty cans and bottles, etc. on 12th Street from 10th Avenue to 15th Avenue, and along Glenhurst...

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Book Discussion, May 8

The Book Discussion Group will meet May 8th, at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The meeting will begin with a light supper. Supper will be followed by a discussion of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald. Georgia Steeber will review the book. Food...

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