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What Are You Waiting For? ~ Jeremiah 33: 14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

December 2, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon begins around 22 minutes in.

A person is talking to God, and asks “God, how long is a million years?”
God answers, “To me, it’s about a minute.”
“God, how much is a million dollars?”
God says, “To me, it’s a penny.”
Person says, “God, may I have a penny?”
God says, “Wait a minute.”

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In Your Lap ~ Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8

December 10, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

New members joined today. The sermon on this 2nd Sunday in Advent begins around the 36 minute mark.

There was once a young preacher who was given this advice: If, in the middle of your sermon, you forget your train of thought, just step back, pound the podium, and repeat the title of the sermon – and that will get you back on track! Read the rest of this entry »

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Staying Awake ~ Mark 13: 24-37

December 3, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

The morning’s sermon begins just before the 16 minutes mark. Member Mary Ann Breisch’s haunting composition Refugee is sung as the Offertory just before the 31 minute mark (text follows the sermon below.)

Happy New Year! I bet you didn’t see that coming, did you? But you know today’s the first day of the new worship year. Indeed, the church calendar begins in Advent and runs through the year until Christ the King Sunday, or the celebration of the rule of Christ which we marked last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rejoice ~ Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 1: 46-55

December 11, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

Happy Gaudete Sunday! Today is the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday, from the Latin imperative for “Rejoice!” You may notice that the Garretts lit a pink candle on the Advent wreath as well as the purple candles from weeks one and two. That pink candle symbolizes joy and so I say to you, “Rejoice!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Keep Watch ~ Romans 13:11-14

November 27, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

As you know, today is the First Sunday of Advent. Throughout Advent we prepare for the coming of Jesus.  When we talk about preparing for Jesus it’s a little confusing, even for those of us who have been a part of the church for a long time. During Advent we prepare for the birth of Jesus. But as some people have wisely pointed out–wasn’t Jesus born last year? Read the rest of this entry »

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Prepare the Way ~ Luke 3: 1-6

December 6, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

I come to the task of preaching this morning with a heavy heart. And I want to acknowledge that, because I imagine that you, too, have strong feelings about the violence and chaos that are being unleashed on the world at a terrifying pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaken and Stirred ~ Luke 21:25-36

November 29, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

Preparations for Christmas begin every year at this time. The season is called Advent, which means Coming. During this season we are to wait and watch and look for signs of the coming of God. We look for signs of Jesus – incarnation – God taking on flesh. Read the rest of this entry »

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