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Stewardship: I Believe – October 29, 2017

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Mark 10:13-16 I want to say “thank you” first to Barry Seeman, Laurie Anderson, and Ben Secor for their sharing.  As you heard, we begin our annual stewardship campaign today. I begin my day greeting our preschool parents and children at the door every morning.  Hardly any child comes to the door walking.  Almost all […]

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A “Hee-Haah”/ Kingdom Moment – October 15, 2017

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Matthew 22:1-14; Hebrew 11:1-3 Last Sunday, we dealt with a heavy theme, a tragedy, and our worship service was somber and gloomy.  Today, I am going to try to preach an uplifting sermon. Let me begin with a few questions.  Friends, what really excites you in life?  What things do you rejoice in?  I mean, […]

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Tragedy is NOT the final word – October 8, 2017

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Revelation 5:11-14; Psalm 13 On my way to the Bishop’s Retreat last Monday, my heart was very heavy and sad, because I just realized what happened in Las Vegas over night.  My psyche cried out, “How long, Oh, Lord!  How long!”  I have been overwhelmed by this horrible tragedy once again.  All the gathered clergy […]

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Amazing Grace – September 24, 2017

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Jonah 3:1-4:1; Matthew 20:1-16 Last Sunday, I said we should ask many questions about our God and our faith.  Indeed, I have a question today.  What if you got to heaven and found out that God had decided to let EVERYBODY in?  How would you feel about that?  Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Republicans, Democrats, trans-genders, […]

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Hang in There – August 20, 2017

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Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 How’s everybody doing this morning?  It has been very difficult week for Americans.  What happened in Charlottesville, VG is disgusting.  I was watching the news everyday and I could not believe what I saw and heard.  It is difficult to express how heartbreaking it is to see something like this happening in […]

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York and Rest – July 9, 2017

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Matthew 11:28-30 In today’s Gospel lesson, Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  What an amazing invitation!  Come and rest. I was blessed by this wonderful invitation last week because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the move.  After all, we are still […]

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Our Journey Together – July 2, 2017

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Genesis 12:1-4a; Matt. 10:40-42 10 days ago, two moving trucks filled with the material possessions of my family arrived in front of our new house. And we are still unpacking boxes and transforming the new house into our home. What was moved on the trucks enabled us to establish a new household here in Darien. […]