Presentation by Ryan Rickrode – 16 January 2022
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Presentation by Ryan Rickrode – 16 January 2022

Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 My wife Anna has inherited a quirk from her mother and her grandmother. All three of these women are people who pray for parking spaces: “Lord, please give us a parking space.” Just like that as they’re driving through the parking lot. Anna’s grandmother, who’s…

Presentation by Anna Rickrode – 10 October 2021
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Presentation by Anna Rickrode – 10 October 2021

Mark 10:17-31 We are never done with the stories of the Gospels. We don’t outgrow them. They’re not something to be mastered, completed: “Oh, I’ve heard that one.” “Oh, that one’s about this or that”. When we reduce the stories of the Gospels to themes and morals, we strip the Gospel of its power. The…

Presentation by Jim Rogers – 15 August 2021
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Presentation by Jim Rogers – 15 August 2021

Daylight & Dark      Normally, my presentations are about hymns.  However, as I prepared for this one I noticed a trend toward separating day and night in our hymns and prayers and lessons.      So, we see in our hymnal that there is a section for MORNING starting with hymn No. 1, “Father we      praise…

Homily by Bruce Johnson 17 January 2021
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Homily by Bruce Johnson 17 January 2021

Listening for the Voice of God         The writers of the Old Testament included quite a few stories about a prophet named Samuel.   One of those stories is our lectionary reading for today.  The setting for this story is in a place called Shiloh.  Long before Solomon built his famous temple in Jerusalem there were…

Presentation by Bruce Johnson 19 July 2020
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Presentation by Bruce Johnson 19 July 2020

Jacob, the Amazing Dreamer      Today’s Old Testament reading is one of the stories of Abraham’s grandson, Jacob.  In fact, it is probably the best known of all the Jacob stories.  It’s sometimes called “the story of Jacob’s ladder” — a story depicted in the art of several renaissance artists.      In this story Jacob…