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Nicodemus: A Seeker – May 27, 2018

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Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17  In today’s story we read about Nicodemus the seeker, drawn to Jesus, talking with him late into the night, yet held back by all his old beliefs and customs and commitments.  I wonder how many people here feel a bit like Nicodemus?  Unsure if we want to get too involved in […]

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Our Confirmation Journey Together – May 20, 2018

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Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:10-20  I am delighted this morning and I have anticipated on this day because Kate and Veronica just made their decisions FOR and their commitment TO Christ today.  By baptism (years ago) and confirmation (today), they just became full members of our Church.  To become a full member, our confirmands had to […]

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A Mother’s Day Reflection – May 13, 2018

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Proverbs 31:10-31   Happy Mother’s Day.  It was Charles Dickens who wrote that if the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, then the virtues of the mothers must be equally handed on.  I don’t remember exactly but I think it was about 5 years ago when Elizabeth raised her voice at me, shouting: […]

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Friends of Jesus – May 6, 2018

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John 15:9-17  In our Gospel lesson today, Jesus said “I have called you friends.”  We are Jesus’ friends.  And “The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime… if not asked to lend money!”  That’s according to Mark Twain. […]

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Vine and Branches – April 29, 2018

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John 15:1-8  One of the words we use a lot in the United Methodist Church is the word “Connection.”  Yes, we are a connectional church.   Our founder, John Wesley knew the source of the power of those connections.  That source, of course, is God our creator, sustainer and foundation of our being.  Just like […]

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The Lord is My Shepherd – April 22, 2018

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Psalm 23; John 10: 11-18  I had a wonderful and meaningful time during my vacation while you were figuring out where all the gentlemen have gone (thanks to Doug Anderson’s preaching, two weeks ago) and found our commonality (thanks to Jim Perkin’s preaching last week).  I played a round of golf.  It was very cold […]