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“I will, with God’s help: Pentecost

Sunday, May 20, 2018 The Baptism of Shaelynn and Brinley: Acts 2:1-21 Ps 104:25-35, 37b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 A wise man once told a story, a folk tale, or myth. A story about a shopkeeper with an antique store. One day a woman brings in an old bottle she’s found in the trash. […]

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Ascension Day, Acts 1:1–11

In one of my worst Church nightmares, the Ascension never happened! Just think about it – instead of going to be with the Father, the risen Jesus Christ sets up an office in Jerusalem, from which he is going to head up his Church, and be available to the faithful of all times, all places! […]

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Overcoming the World?: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17

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The 5th Sunday of Easter; Psalm 4

O God, defender of my cause, Have mercy, hear my plea. You set me free when most hard pressed; I call, O answer me. So begins Psalm 4. This is a night song. It presents itself as a prayer for help from someone who is having difficulty sleeping. We know this because at the very […]

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The 4th Sunday of Easter: 1 John 3:16-24

Prior to seminary, I did courses and a practicum for a certificate in counselling, and a further two years of clinical training in pastoral care and counselling. (To be completely honest, I did this to avoid seminary, thinking maybe a continued career in university teaching and research, with student counselling thrown in, would stop this […]

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