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Fourth Sunday in Lent

In Sunday school we spent time thinking about what a record of elaborate formal national worship might say to us, or how it might serve as any kind of model for our own worship. We noted the attitude of humility … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This morning we talked some about what James meant by faith “saving you,” or not as the case may be. We looked up that place in Romans (it turns out to be Romans 3:28) where Paul says “we hold that … Continue reading

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Second Sunday after Epiphany

Despite the winter storm watch on Friday/Saturday, the parking lot this morning had been ploughed and was not too slippery, and most of our driveways must have been sufficiently passable, because almost as many people showed up for worship as … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent

Three vignettes from the Third Sunday in Advent, here in our congregation: In our class discussion of Acts 14, we came to a conclusion: Luke is saying “the church is a community of dramatic new life.” So, think about the … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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First Sunday in Advent

Yesterday, our pastor explained to our tiny congregation that the First Sunday in Advent is the “Christian New Year” – at least in the sense of it’s being the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. Happy New Year. Every … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (15)

Summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 Chapter 15, “What’s New? The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”: Moving on to the next paragraph in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The identity of the Holy Spirit is one issue. … Continue reading

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