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What Does Our Rainbow Flag Mean?

The rainbow flag in front of our church signals that this is a safe place. In the months since the flag went up I have received queries from families with two moms or two dads asking if this would be …

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Seasonal Changes to Worship

With the changing seasons of the church calendar we experience changes in our worship. Lent is a time of penitence and self-reflection, and the worship and space reflect this. The decorative frontal comes off the altar, the priests wear purple …

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Going Deeper in Lent

Each of us have parts of ourselves we would rather not admit to. Each of us hold onto disappointments and grief in such a way as to hold ourselves back from fully living and fully trusting in God. How can …

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The Hands of God

I touched the hands of God today. Actually, I anointed the hands of God today. I was taking communion to the elderly mother of one of newer our members at an Adult Family Home. As we prayed the Lord’s Prayer, …

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Growing a Rule of Life

On the five Sundays of Lent, and on Palm Sunday, Mother Catharine and I will be facilitating a program called, Growing a Rule of Life. A rule of life is just that: a rule for how you will live.

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Burning Palms for Ash Wednesday

On Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry in to Jerusalem. We wave palms and hold our palm crosses as we sing, “All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King!”

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Risking Vulnerability

A high school friend of mine is the pastor of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. The Missouri Synod is very conservative, so I was intrigued when he posted a prayer on Facebook (written by leaders in his church) asking for protection and relief for refugees

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You Are Welcome Here

“Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome here: in this place and at this table. There is food enough for all. Come and be fed.”

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Faith Catalyst

Sometimes we need a catalyst, metaphorically speaking, in our own lives. How do you get started on a new exercise program? How do you make working-out a priority when your life is already full? There are any number of habits or disciplines that we struggle with. Every once in a while, though, something changes. Something happens, or someone says something that gets our attention and we change our behavior. There is some sort of catalyst that activates our desire or our commitment, that overcomes our resistance or reluctance, and we act.

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A Godly Response

When Jesus heard that John the baptizer had been arrested, he went to Galilee and began his public ministry by calling the first disciples (Matthew 4:12-23). In the face of injustice, and even personal threat, Jesus began publicly proclaiming the coming of God’s kingdom.

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