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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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Choose Life! ~ Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

February 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

When I was in training to be a yoga teacher, one of my favorite instructors, a medical doctor from Australia, used to tell us the story of “the wall of milk.” On his first visit to the U.S. he went to a grocery store here in Cleveland Heights to buy some milk for his hostess. He was completely unprepared for the vast numbers of refrigerators that lined the wall. They were full of regular milk, 1% milk, 2% milk, skim milk, lactose free milk. And don’t forget all the non-dairy milks –almond milk, hemp milk, rice milk, coconut milk and soy milk, all coming in a variety of flavors. He found it so overwhelming that he staggered out of the store with no milk in hand. There were just too many choices. Read the rest of this entry »

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Deuteronomy 30:6-14

July 10, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

Today’s sermon is a story of God’s faithfulness to us across space and time through the words of scripture. To be honest with you, I thought a lot about throwing this sermon in the trash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dependent and Free! ~ 2 Kings 5:1-14

July 3, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

Happy Independence Day weekend! Nothing says celebration like a good Bible story about a leper! By now you probably know enough about my preaching style to know that I’m going to have to unpack this story. It’s a richly evocative one that invites us to find ourselves and God in the telling. So here goes… Read the rest of this entry »

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From Worry to Wonder ~ Mark 9: 30-37

September 20, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

I know this is true for me, so I suspect it is true for many of you. I can get so bogged down in worry, that I miss so many wonderful things. I become so confused by questions that I miss answers. I get so lost in the moment of shadow that I Read the rest of this entry »

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