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Who Tells Your Story? ~ 1 Timothy 2: 11-15, 2 Corinthians 3: 4-6

August 5, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

Rev. Annich’s sermon begins around minute 21.

If we take the reading from 1 Timothy, that Dorothy Herd just read, literally–this could be a very short sermon. By way of explanation, that verse is part of our Picks from the Pews sermon series where you all have suggested interesting or difficult passages as sermon topics. I am, however, responding to Peg Weissbrod’s request that I not keep silent today, but rather speak about this troubling text from 1 Timothy. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Voice of the Spirit ~ Acts 2: 14-24, 41-42

June 4, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

I’m very excited to be here – but to be honest, I’m also a little scared. You see, I was taught from a very early age that it was more important to think about what I want to say than say it; it was more valuable to listen than to speak. No wonder I spend my day in a hospital listening. No wonder figuring out what I want to say has been a struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not As the World Gives ~ John 14: 25-27

May 22, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

One of my mentors at Yale Divinity School used to remind me that the old English word “parson” is an apt way to think of a priestly vocation. The word derives from the Scottish word for person and it’s helpful to remember that clergy are just people. We’re not superheroes, we’re not perfect (a fact that has surely not escaped your notice) and we don’t have all the answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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