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Worship – January 24 – “After the Easy Part”

The Gospel of Mark makes it sound so easy. Jesus walks along the Sea of Galilee, sees some men fishing, and calls them to follow him. “Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.” The first day … Continue reading

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Worship – January 17 – “The Spirit that Connects and Unites”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 17 We welcome Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Professor of Music at Temple University and colleague of Bradley Ellingboe, as guest preacher in a “trialogue sermon” for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. Dr. Dilworth is a … Continue reading

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United Voice – January 2021

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3rd Annual MLK JanFest – “IN THE TIME OF COVID: Singing in a Strange Land” – Saturday, Jan. 16

They say every cloud has a silver lining. And so, although our 3rd annual observance of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., needs to be online this year, the silver lining is we are able to … Continue reading

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United Voice – November 2020

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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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