Sermon from June 14, 2020

Deacon, Faith, Hope, Sermons, Uncategorized, Worship
2nd Sunday After Pentecost, Year A First reading Genesis 18:1-15,21:1-7; Psalm 116:1-2,12-19; Second reading Romans 5:1-8; Gospel Matthew 9:35-10:8   God, I humbly come before you asking for the courage to speak your word to the people, even when it might be uncomfortable.  I ask that you put your word in the hearts of those who hear me – the word that they need to hear, which may not be the words that I speak.  May we all be moved to action as your disciples.   Amen A quick review of the previous chapters of Matthew shows us that Jesus has been very busy.  He has preached about everything from divorce to giving to the needy, from anger to loving your enemies.  He has taught the disciples how to pray.  Jesus…
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LYO, Uncategorized
The LYO, your high school group, had a great retreat on the Oregon Coast. We enjoyed a gorgeous home for our stay, beautiful weather, yummy and plentiful food, some fun excursions, plenty of laughter, and (most importantly) learning and growing in our faith. Our theme this year was: Whatever. And before you jump to any conclusions about teens and the word “whatever” let me explain. Philippians 4:8-9 says: Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable – if anything is worthy of praise – think on these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace be with you. We studied showing mercy, our giftedness, and…
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