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Nope. Not Steak.

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nope-not-steak.m4a Mitchell Point  Windy Cold Snow, sleet Crawled Later could handle Risk. This what passes for risk in my life It’s nothing compared to Queen Vashti’s risks *** Queen Vashti married to King Ahasuerus not a good guy some evidence

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Posted in Esther, Esther 1, Esther 1:10-22, Lent, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, Sermon

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Text Mark 6:31-34 & Mark 7:24-30 I love my dog. under covers kiss his head Dogs were not pets “Dogs, a highly insulting name, dogs were regarded as shameless and unclean” (Jewish Annotated NT) rats? Region of Tyre Gentile area bordering Judea

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Posted in Departure of a Pastor, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:31-34, Mark 7, Mark 7:24-30, New Testament, Philippians, Philippians 1, Philippians 1:3-6, Sermon, Special Times

A Prayer for Today

Sacred Wholeness: Inspire our hearts, feet, & hands to be your expansive love in the face of hostility and hatred and fear. Help us to retain your essence of compassion and favor for those on the margins. May we embrace

Posted in Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:14, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 12, Luke 12:22, 25, 31, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Special Times

The River of Life

Prayer of Invocation  Your divine breath swept across the waters, giving life to fish & child. You rode the waves with Moses, moving a sister to speak up, reuniting mother and infant. You revealed your pleasure in Jesus, as the

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I Shout But There Is No Justice

Scripture: Job 19:7-12 Mark 12:13-17, 28-34 These are notes from a sermon preached on July 10, 2016 at the Condon (Oregon) United Church of Christ. ___ Movement 1: God’s role in the world If I cry “Violence!” I’m not answered;

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Job, Job 19, Job 19:7-12, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:13-17, Mark 12:28-34, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon, Special Times

Birth Pangs & Midwifery

Offering Invitation The mother’s labor is beginning. She screams out at the birthpangs. We join in chorus, “the world is coming to an end!” forgetting that new life is born out of pain.  Choose to be a part of the new

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Lent, Mark, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, New Testament, Offering, Prayer of Dedication

Birth Pangs

*Confession of Sin & Call to Worship Across the waters, the restless breath blew. And God began to create. Through the centuries, God journeyed with humanity. And our forebears failed, to live up to God’s hopes. Forgive us, our forebears

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Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 1-2, Lent, Mark, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, New Testament, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church
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