“Praying and Living in the Plural”

July 28, 2019 | Luke 11:1-13; 22:39-46

Last week seventy-one people were arrested for praying the “Lord’s Prayer” in the rotunda of the Senate Office building in Washington, D. C.   Rose Marie Berger, one of those taken away in handcuffs writes:  “My prayer was — and is — to end the warehousing of immigrant children in cages — 63,624 of whom have been […]

“An Open Concept Household”

July 21, 2019 | Genesis 18:1-15; Luke 10:38-42

Quite often after a full, interesting day and evening at the Church, I lay on the couch and watch HGTV to unwind.  For those of you who don’t watch this channel, it’s the home and garden network and it’s all about houses.  Most of the people on these HGTV shows are looking for an “open […]

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Guest Rev. Richard Ruch

March 31, 2019 | Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

The hand-written note taped to the wall of the hotel elevator said, “Huge Party Tonight, 8:00 PM, Concierge Level, Everyone Invited.”  The guy standing next to me said, “Man, this is great.”  I hadn’t met him before, but his nametag said we were attending the same convention.  The idea of a party at the end […]

A Single Family Tree

March 24, 2019 | Luke 3:6-9; Ephesians 3:14-19, 4:1-6

It is that time of year again when people begin preparations to plant their gardens.  Sitting inside on window sills are tiny pots in which seeds are sprouting green, soon to be transferred to outside gardens where peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini will grow and bear their fruits in the warming soil and sun. In […]

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