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Pentecost’s Today (or: How to Make the World Quake)

Acts 2:1-13 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided … Continue reading

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Transitions by Anya Lawrence

When life suddenly takes us in a new direction, we think “this is a new beginning; this is the birth.” However, that is a misconception, because actually this new something began some time ago.  It began when the usual began … Continue reading

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There is Always Light by Jon Maroni

Good morning, friends. I thought I would start out with a little bit of context and explanation of my title for this morning. In what may seem like a great irony my title was originally inspired after reading the Game … Continue reading

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Lasting Hope (John 20, 12-23) by Paul Blankenship

The Bridge His lips quiver. “There’s a girl on the bridge,” he says. “She threw a can of beer onto the river. It looks like she’s going to jump.” Love is inscribed on the bridge. “Pat Loves Erica” is written … Continue reading

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Pillars: Peace, Love, Joy, Hope by Walter Simon

This is an introduction of sorts, one with a wondering eye, given I took inspiration from the Peace, Love, Hope and Joy banners that surround us. The prospects, herein, are tools supporting  what I consider emotional survival; I thought it … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Resurrection by Gary Jewell (Reflections on the resurrection narrative of the gospels)

Reading of Mark 16: 1- 8 My sermon this morning begins with one fact – human beings have been gifted by God (and/or by nature) with this wonderful instrument that rests above our two eyes….. the brain.  Specifically we have … Continue reading

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Humility by Loren Taylor (Phil 2:1-11)

Good morning! My name is Lauren Taylor. I’m a campus pastor up at Whitworth – but we just moved here to take that job this summer. I’m originally from Chicago. So I’m a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, of … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect by Lauri Clark-Strait

I am honored to be here to speak to you in worship.  I am excited about it being today.  You see, I am a church reader board junkie.   I drive by your building multiple times during each week, and I … Continue reading

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Are We a Tribe? by Gary Jewell

As I thought about this morning’s sermon and the Scripture I might use, I chose this text because it focuses our minds on a relevant word that is often heard today in our current culturally anxious times…. “tribalism.”  Paul, in … Continue reading

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Listening as Peace-Making by Krista Maroni

To start our time together, I would like us each to take a moment to consider conversations we have had in the past. Recall a moment when you were trying to share something important but you knew the other person … Continue reading

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