I feel like I’m beginning to emerge from a long tunnel. After 15-months of slogging through the dark, I’m beginning to see glimmers of light. I might even call it “normalcy.”  I’ve gone out to eat – twice. I gathered with friends on Memorial Day. We sat around, visited, and laughed. This Sunday Oak […]

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This Sunday is Pentecost. Pentecost began as a Jewish festival 50 days after Passover. It commemorates the giving of Torah to the Hebrews as they journeyed through the wilderness after slavery in Egypt. For Christians, Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter. It recalls when God sent the Holy Spirit upon the 1st disciples in Jerusalem. […]

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  On Sunday we will recognize and bless seniors graduating from High School, vocations school, and college. On top of the normal experiences of education, they have endured the joys of school during a pandemic. Some will continue their education. Some will get jobs. Some don’t know what comes next. Transitions in life can be […]

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This Sunday, nine teenagers will “confirm” their faith. The word “confirm” means “with firmness.” Each of these young people have been baptized and participated in confirmation class in 2020. Due first to COVID-19 and then to the February 2021 snowstorm, we delayed the confirmation worship service for almost a year. Despite the delays, these youth […]

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  Message Two weeks ago, we gathered on Easter Sunday. Some gathered in-person by the Children’s building. Others gathered online. We proclaimed the Easter message: Christ is Risen! Though Jesus was crucified and died on Good Friday, Death did not have the final word, for nothing is stronger than God’s Love and Life in Christ […]

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Sometimes I read a scripture passage and wonder, “What does that have to do with life today?” Other times, a story speaks directly to my life and our human condition. The passage for this week (John 20:19-26) falls into the latter category. It’s often referred to as the story of “Doubting Thomas”. What struck me […]

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How do I grow in my spiritual journey, my life following Christ? That is the question we have explored during this season called “Lent” – the 40-days leading to Easter. Each week we have reflected on a Spiritual Tool (a Spiritual Practice) that opens our lives to God – prayer, generosity, sabbath, study. The final […]

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