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Not Those Old Hymns!

John 1:1-18

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we end another year this week and a decade comes to an end. All around there are hopes for a new beginning, a fresh start. Remind us today that in the coming of Christ all things are being made new. We no longer Continue reading

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Looking for an Ally: Our Ally Is With Us

Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25

Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, whether kings or carpenters, world leaders or fiancés, fear often leads us to compound our difficult circumstances as we choose the wrong allies. God gave us a sign who is himself the Good News who saves his people from their enemies Continue reading

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The Disarmament Papers

Many of us were culturally indoctrinated into the Military-Industrial-Complex ideology, not by reading some political manifesto but by playing with rudimentary military action figures. By the 1960s, Marx sold enemy soldier figures little boys could use when performing their play war games. How many of you combined those little … Continue reading

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Sulking Toward Beauty

Over the next few weeks, specifically until Christmas, Pastor Todd will be offering devotional reflections for the Season of Advent. They will be occasional as in stirred by the occasion of his own devotional reading, and Avent sermon he has read or even a notion from his current Advent Continue reading

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What Time Is It Anyway?

Romans 13:11-14; Isaiah 2:1-5

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we lose track of time. Not the progress of time, have our calendars for that. Instead, we lose the significance of Divine moments in the way we track time. Advent reminds us of the coming of Jesus, an interruption in all Continue reading

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