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Sunday
Jun062010

Take Our Lives Lord

Last week we reflected on the doctrine of the Trinity and I gave a brief overview of the flow of the Christian seasons that go round and round in the church. Today we begin the season of Ordinary Time, which will take us through the summer and early Fall until we come once again to the season of Advent in late November. This season of Ordinary Time is when our Old and New Testament readings invite us to reflect on how God is at work in our daily, ordinary lives – and how God challenges us to keep growing in our own faith as compassionate people in the world.

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Sunday
May302010

Creator, Wisdom, and Spirit: Our Dynamic God

The Christian year and its “seasons”, begins with Advent – a season of waiting, expectation and hope. This is followed by Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent and Easter – which are all about the life and ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. The weeks following Easter are known as Easter-tide which carries us to Pentecost Sunday, which is what we celebrated last week. On Pentecost we mark the beginning of the disciples coming out of hiding and being filled with the Spirit of courage and speech which empowers them (and US) to go forth as the living Body of Christ, active in the world.

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Sunday
May232010

Losing Control

Let us pause to remember once again the words we just prayed. Glorious God, you blow into our lives without warning. You blow into our lives without warning. Oh God, You blow into our lives without warning. Come into this place now and touch us with your unsettling love and indefinable mystery. Imagine it was you. Set aside your modern, rational, logical tendency toward disbelief. Set aside your skepticism. Set aside your uncertainty about the Bible’s factuality, and just imagine it was you, gathered with the other disciples of Jesus fifty days after Passover. You’re a Jew, remember, to be historically accurate. You, like the early Christians, were a devout Jew who followed Jesus. Today, you all are gathered to make a plan. Jesus has died, risen, and ascended into heaven, and you are gathered to decide what you should do next as a community of believers.

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Sunday
May162010

Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans

How does one even begin to unpack the reading from Acts today? In this brief story we could be drawn to the rather strange encounter between Paul and the pagan girl who is a slave and eventually annoys Paul enough that he called the “spirit” out of her. Maybe you wonder what happened to her as she disappears from the story. Or what about the men who had enslaved the girl and out of revenge have Paul and Silas brutally beaten and thrown into prison, or the earthquake that caused the walls of the prison to fall down. What about the prison guard who almost took his own life and was baptized by Paul along with his whole family?

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Sunday
May092010

Heroes For God

This year’s camping theme in the UCC is “Be a Hero, Be a Friend”. Superheroes have been a large part of our American culture through comics, video games and movies. Spiderman, Batman, Catwoman; even those on the “dark side” are held up for their power, even if it is “evil” – Darth Vader, and the Joker come to mind. Remember how firefighters and police officers became like superheroes after 9-11? Comic strip and movie superheroes took the back seat that Halloween as firefighter and police officer costumes took center stage!

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