Preaching: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. We fall down and sometimes we are born down. In the history of life’s leaders, life’s transformers is to get up and see beyond the predicament. On the isle of Patmos, left to die, John saw a new heaven, a new earth beyond his predicament. Jefferson saw a way […]

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August 6, 2017: Give Them Not Hell

August 6:  Give Them Not Hell The 18th century Universalist, John Murray, is remembered as saying, “Go out into the highways and by-ways of America, your new country . . . [and] give them not hell, but hope and courage.”  He may not, in fact, have ever said this, but there is no question that […]

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July Worship

During the summer worship often takes on a more relaxed feel — we have only the one service at 10:00, and it’s a time for different voices in the pulpit.  On the 2nd, Rev. Wik will preach, and on the 9th it will be Rev Alex’s turn.  Sunday the 16th the preacher will be one […]

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June 25, 2017: Hope’s Two Daughters

Augustine of Hippo once wrote, “Hope has two beautiful daughters – Anger and Courage.  Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they don’t remain as they are.”  There’s a lot to unpack in that, and a lot for us to learn.  Rev. Wik will preach. NOTE: The church office will be closed […]

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June 18, 2017: Song in a Weary Throat

“I have never been able to accept what I believe to be an injustice. Perhaps it is because of this I am America’s problem child …” “America’s problem child.”  That’s the way – one of the ways – that the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray saw herself … and not without some reason.  Pauli was one […]

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June 11, 2017: Living Each Chapter Fully

“Rural Voices” Good morning.  The sermon topic that was advertised for this morning was about chapters of life and how to live in a spiritually full way at each stage.  I realized over the last few days that Erik covered that somewhat last week and I covered it in my April sermon.  So, I decided […]

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May 28, 2017: Too Fast

For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan began on this past Friday evening.  Ramadan is so central to Islam that it is considered one of the “five pillars” of the faith, and fasting is central to Ramadan.  With only a few exceptions (which I’ll get back to in a moment), every Muslim is expected to […]

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