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Mary and Martha ~ Luke 10: 38-42

July 15, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

Today’s sermon begins just before the 25 minute mark.

Let’s start this sermon with a little audience participation. Here’s the question: having listened to our Scripture reading with whom do you most identify? Who here is Team Mary? Who here is Team Martha? Read the rest of this entry »

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Leading Together ~ 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26; John 21: 15-17

April 15, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

Highlights from this Sunday’s worship audio recording include the Sine Nomine’s Zulu Choral Introit We Sing Praise, O God accompanied by Chris Vandal on percussion at around 4:30 and their jazz anthem Listen at around 11:30, John Dugard’s entertaining and encouraging words on leadership and serving as a Deacon at 14:15, and the Come Thou Font offertory by Jack Lentz and the Chancel Choir at minute 53. And of course, the sermon Leading Together by John Lentz at minute 29.

Remember Marilyn Gifford? Many of you who joined this church 15 years ago did so because Marilyn Gifford stood at the Fellowship Hall entrance every Sunday and said “Good morning!” to you. And now Dene Young “womans” that post. How would we eat if Morag took her gift and left? Or if Nancy, Chuck, Dick, and Elspeth didn’t count the collection money? Read the rest of this entry »

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Starlight ~ Isaiah 60: 1-6; Matthew 2: 1-12

January 8, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

I saw the new Star Wars movie “Rogue One” over the holidays. If you are into those kind of movies, I recommend it. It’s the mythic battle of good vs. evil Just when the powers of the “dark side” seem certain to win, a person arises whose power and light confounds the darkness. In this movie it is Jin a young woman. Read the rest of this entry »

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Back in Business ~ Luke 7: 11-17

June 5, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

I don’t doubt for a moment that Jesus brought the son of the widow of Nain back to life. Jesus was reported to be a wonder worker, a healer – and the gospels relate several occasions when Jesus brought a dead person back to life. After all, our Christian faith’s foundation is resurrection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Knew? ~ 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17

June 14, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

Dr. Walter Brueggemann was our guest preacher today, encouraging us to engage in a ministry of reconciliation that refuses social differentiations based on bias and habit and stereotypes, to refuse to regard others from a human point of view, but instead see people as they are and not as they are said to be.

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Wrongful Assumptions ~ Matthew 21:1-17

April 13, 2014 Peg Weissbrod

I think of myself as someone who reads people pretty well. It’s always a good lesson though to be off the mark some times. I was returning home the other evening from Connecticut on a very full flight. I sat down next to a tall, lanky, dark brown-skinned young Read the rest of this entry »

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