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Give It All Away! ~ Mark 10:17-31

October 14, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

Today’s sermon begins shortly after the 31 minute mark. (The timing is slightly different on Apple devices.)

To those who are visiting today or who have only been worshiping with us for the past few months – each year at this time we have a Stewardship Campaign – we raise money in order to pay salaries, take care of the building, support our social justice work in the community, and pay for programs like youth groups and such. You will be hearing about this in our Minute for Missions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holding the Vision ~ Psalm 8; Colossians 1: 15-20

April 22, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

On this Earth Day Sunday, we celebrated with an opening Prelude by the Cherub Choir (min. 9), Rev. Annich’s sermon on the theology of science (min. 28:30), and Anne Wilson’s Love Your Neighbor offertory (min. 55:15).

Last Monday night Richard and I were channel surfing in search of a baseball game. My dear husband gets very sad at the end of October and counts the days until Pitchers and Catchers, and even more importantly till Opening Day, which is a day of holy obligation in our household, complete with hot dogs, team tee shirts, and the ritual playing of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First.” 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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Use It or Lose It ~ Matthew 25: 14-30

November 19, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon, Use It or Lose It, begins around the 29 minute mark, with music provided by the Cherub Choir, Voices in Bronze, and Sine Nomine.

Before we get into today’s scripture, I want you to keep three things in mind: This scripture passage in Matthew is a parable. It is part of a collection of parables that Matthew selected and edited and placed in this part of his narrative – right before Jesus faces his death. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Mean to Be One Too ~ All Saints Sunday ~ 1 John 3:1-2; Matthew 5:1-12

November 5, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

Rev. Annich’s sermon, I Mean to Be One Too, begins around the 28 minute mark. The service includes a celebration of Communion and the Case Western Reserve Trombone Choir.

I love All Saints’ Sunday. It’s a sweet celebration, a time of joy as we remember those who have gone before us. But it’s also a day when we can shed tears, and that’s really good because those tears express a range of feelings that can’t be captured in words, such as awe, gratitude, grief, regret, inspiration and aspiration. 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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Widow Warriors and the Communion of Saints ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

May 29, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

I learned a lot about community these past couple of weeks. In response to the death of my father my mother was swept up in this communal show of support and affection. Circles of friends from old neighborhoods; former fellow church members at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, First Church Arlington and current members of the Village Church at Greenspring – calls, notes, visits, food, invites to dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Glimpse of the Kingdom ~ Micah 6: 6, 8; Matthew 6: 19-21

October 18, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

A parishioner came to his pastor, Rev. Peter Marshall, the once renowned pastor of my home church – New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. This person had a “problem” that would be nice to have! The person said: “I used to tithe when I didn’t make so much money, but now I make $500,000 a year and I can’t tithe anymore.” Read the rest of this entry »

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