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Let's Grow Together

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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Come and See Do you ever wonder, how does faith affect my life on Monday morning? Not sure how to talk about the Bible with your preschooler, or your teenager? Do you yearn to grow in faith as a family – not just at church, but at home? Are you a grandparent, yearning to pass on your faith ...

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Are you saved?

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Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

John 10:1-10 This gospel reminds of a time when two missionaries came to my door one afternoon, and after a few warm up questions, got to their real question: ‘Had I been saved?’ I had just gone to work for the church, so I replied somewhat smugly, ‘thanks but I’m the ...

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Doubting Thomas or Truthful Thomas

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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson's sermon from May 14, 2017, fifth week of Easter. Today we meet Thomas again, poor Thomas who has won for himself the most unfortunate name: doubting Thomas. I like to call him Truthful Thomas. Thomas, this disciple who isn’t afraid to ask questions – he ...

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Stillness of Time – Reflections from a Hospital Window

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Posted by Najat Kafity on

As I was recently lying in a hospital bed, I found myself reminiscing over the fourteen stations of the Via Dolorosa. I remembered how we started our walk from St. George's Cathedral to the Old City of Jerusalem at the bright and crisp hour of 6 a.m. Our route was such that we stopped at each of ...

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The Connected Church

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Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Recently, I was chatting with a good friend who was one of my former customers and is now an executive for a systems engineering company. The company has more than 30,000 employees and its multibillion-dollar Tech Services business roughly divides evenly between North America, Europe and Asia. An ...

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The Lord Has Risen - Alleluia

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Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

On Easter Sunday, we greeted each other with the words of joy “Happy Easter!” It was a wonderful chorus on the patio, at the exchange of the peace and as goodbyes were said in the parking lot. I have to admit, Happy Easter greetings arrived in the middle of Lent from some peoples lips, ...

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Walking with Jesus

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Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

As we approach Holy Week and Easter, I am always amazed at how Jesus blazed a trail forward in his life. He showed us how to live as mortals in a divine way, connected to God, in service to those around us and how to walk humbly with God. I have been humbled to contemplate the intense devotion ...

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What Does the Cross Mean to You

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Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Good Friday Sermon – The Rev. Chris Harris In a few minutes you are going to be invited to come forward to ‘venerate’ the cross. That might be a new invitation for some of you. You might be wondering how does one venerate something anyway? Well not surprisingly its very ...

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Our Baptismal Promises: A Journey Not a Destination

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Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

During the 9am Forum all through Lent we have been studying the five promises within our Baptismal Covenant. Going through this series as both participant and facilitator has been an eye-opening experience. I have been reminded just how much of a journey - as opposed to a destination - our Baptism ...

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Why Incense?

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Posted by Warren Mock on

You may notice during Holy Week the presence of incense at some of our services. What is the purpose of incense? In short, it’s part of the larger purpose of liturgy which is designed to stimulate the worshiper by exciting the senses and feeding our imagination, enabling us to completely ...

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