Monthly Archives: July 2020

Matthew 19: 1-12 Relationships and the Kingdom Revisited

Matthew 19: 1-12 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there. 3 Some Pharisees came to him, and … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: 21-35 A Forgiving King and Community

Matthew 18: 21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: 15-20 A Reconciling Community

Matthew 18: 15-20 15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday After Pentecost July 12, 2020 Traditional Worship Service

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost July 12, 2020 Traditional Worship Service Confession and Forgiveness We are gathered in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires … Continue reading

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When a Dream Dies

Often they simply fade into the night, slipping into the ether They dwelt for a brief time deep within our sleeping mind We wake with no remembrance of their sojourn through synapses Our short journey with their evanescent existence in … Continue reading

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The Mansion of My Mind

I will never dwell on some vast estate with a gardener to care for the land But I can cultivate the fertile soil of my mind and plant seeds that grow Care for the flowering plants, harvesting the produce, clearing … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday After Pentecost July 5, 2020 Traditional Worship Service

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost July 5, 2020 Traditional Worship Service Confession and Forgiveness We are gathered in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: 12-14 The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Matthew 18: 12-14 Parallel Luke 15: 3-7 12 What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Myth

In our modern arrogance we wanted to demythologize the world Science and rationality became our new gods, but now they served us Creation became merely resources for consumption turned to capital Capitalism became the religion of the new age, money … Continue reading

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