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Worship – Sunday October 11 – “Risking Life after Death”

Ruth and her sister Orpah had lost both their husbands and their father-in-law. Their mother-in-law Naomi had buried her husband and two sons. At a crossroad, Naomi tells her daughters-in-law to return to their families and homelands. She has no … Continue reading

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St. Francis Weekend “Drop-by Outdoor” Pet Blessing Sat., Oct. 3 – 12:00-2:00 pm; Sun., Oct. 4 – 10:00 am-12:00 noon

ll kids of all ages (and their parents) are invited to the outdoor Pet Blessing on St. Francis weekend. Pets need to be leashed or in a crate. People need to be masked. All welcome!    

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Worship – Sunday, October 4 – “Wisdom from a Donkey”

Balak the King told Balaam the Prophet to curse the Israelites. God told him not to do it, but Balaam feared Balak more than he loved God. On the road to carry out the king’s curse, Balaam’s donkey refuses to … Continue reading

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United Voice – October 2020

Click here for the October 2020 United Voice newsletter.

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14a (NRSV) I wonder how old the psalmist was when they wrote this psalm. I wonder what gender they were, if they were short or tall, if they … Continue reading

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Children in the Wilderness

God was with Ishmael, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. – Genesis 21:20 (NRSV) Ishmael was a child of the wilderness. Conceived in the wilderness of slavery, he was in utero … Continue reading

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Clothed with Power

“Wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.” – Luke 24:49 (WEB) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is much in the news right now. From grocery clerks to medical staff, bus drivers to nursing home … Continue reading

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With the Voice of Thanksgiving

“But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you.” – Jonah 2:9 (NRSV) Jonah spoke those words from the belly of a whale. He’d been inside the creature for three days and three nights, after being thrown off … Continue reading

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Honest to God

My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. – Psalm 31:15 I wonder if Jesus prayed Psalm 31 before his entry into Jerusalem. The Gospel of Luke says that next Friday, he prayed—or … Continue reading

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God’s Gentle Partners

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (NRSV) I’ve always had trouble with the third Beatitude. The other blessings from Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount are worthy goals: hungering for righteousness, showing mercy, striving … Continue reading

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