Meditations

Last Sunday after Epiphany

Introduction & Welcome   Welcome to worship today, God’s gift to us because God is good!  all the time!  and all the time! God is good!   The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s...

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Introduction & Welcome   Welcome to worship today, God’s gift to us because God is good!  all the time!  and all the time! God is good!   In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work...

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Introduction & Welcome   Welcome to worship today, God’s gift to us because God is good!  all the time!  and all the time! God is good!   In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the...

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Third Sunday after Epiphany

Introduction & Welcome   Welcome to worship today, God’s gift to us because God is good! All the time! And all the time! God is good!   As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal...

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Second Sunday after Epiphany

Introduction & Welcome All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he...

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Meditation Sunday

Introduction & Welcome Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit of God moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from...

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SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS!

Introduction & Welcome Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the...

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