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Watch the Throne ~ Revelation 13: 2-4; 21: 1-6

December 31, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

Shannon Headen’s sermon “Watch the Throne” begins around the 20 minute mark.

Over the last few years, I’ve been wrapped up in an HBO series called Games of Thrones. Similar to the Lord of the Rings saga, it’s full of epic battles, dragons, giants and magic. Of course, there are villains and heroes, princes and princesses, kings and queens, and a Khalessi. There are a lot of characters, a lot of drama, and a lot of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Heading towards Midnight ~ Joshua 24: 1-3, 14-25 and Matthew 25: 1-13

November 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon, Heading towards Midnight, begins around the 32 minute mark, with musical selections “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (soloist Beth Zych and percussionist Chris Vandall) at around 28 minutes and Tom Trenney’s “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” (soloist Mark Schmidt) at 54 minutes.

These are hard texts to read and unpack. These are not “kumbaya” passages! You might feel bad for the poor maidens who got shut out of the party. You might be angry at the maidens who didn’t share. You may wonder about the fairness of God. You may focus on Joshua telling the people that God will punish them if they do not follow the rules– and wonder about the love of God. I am with you…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Every Blessing in Abundance ~ 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15

October 22, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

Listen to the entire service online including, about 32 minutes in, Rev. Dr. John C. Lentz Jr.’s sermon Every Blessing in Abundance on 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15.

The last six weeks have been a revelation to me.

Six weeks ago, on Tuesday, Sept. 5 we welcomed Lenor Garcia into our church family. A stranger, an alien, and immigrant – we didn’t know her and she didn’t know us. And yet we opened our doors, and created a room and put in a shower and stood up to the powers that be and said: “You don’t separate a mother from her children.” Our faith won’t allow it. Read the rest of this entry »

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