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“Woven Together”

Psalm 22:1-11 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. 4 In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.

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“One Body, One Spirit, One Hope”

Mark 14:22-25 While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for

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Sharing His Name

Having been released from captivity in Egypt, the Israelites are now traveling through the wilderness. The people are complaining, asking for meat. Moses has turned to God, saying that the people are too heavy for him to carry. We now hear God’s response. Numbers 11:16-17, 24-30 So the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the

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Fruit in Its Season

  Mark 9:30-37 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid

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Describing Jesus

Questions of identity loom large in our day. What does it mean to assign gender identity to a baby? Racial identity to a stranger? To be labeled neuro-typical or neuro-divergent? Disabled or able-bodied? When are we young? When are we middle-aged? When are we old? Questions of identity also loom large in today’s passage from Mark. When Jesus asks, “Who do people say that I

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A Little Boundary Breaking

Mark 7: 24-37 (psalm 100) Rev. Carrie Rhoads Tuttle   Psalm 100 A Psalm of thanksgiving. 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. 2     Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his;[a] we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his

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“The Heart of It All”

Hillary Bergman Cheek September 2, 2018 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   It was the summer before my final year of high school; I was surrounded by friends from my youth group, the soft glow of the lanterns floating above us created a feeling of warmth and comfort as a light summer rain softly tapped on the windows that surrounded us. We had just finished affirming

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“An Understanding Mind”

I don’t mean to shock anyone here, but summer is over.  School is ready to begin. Notebooks, 3-ring binders, colored pencils, and pens are in hot demand, and students and teachers are preparing to return to the classroom.  The long, lazy days of summer are ending, and calendars are filling up again with soccer practice and piano lessons.  This town moves with the rhythm of

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“A Tender-Hearted Life”

Whenever we read the gospel of John we need to remember that it was written during a time of painful separation between the early church and the synagogue. When John speaks of the Jews, he usually is referring to local religious leaders. It can be helpful then for us to make that substitution in our minds: when we hear the word “Jews,” to think “religious

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Looking for Jesus

  Introductory Note: This summer’s lectionary suggests that we spend five weeks in the 6th chapter of the gospel of John. Today is week 2. On the previous day Jesus fed a multitude from a boy’s lunch and then during the night mysteriously crossed the sea of Galilee to meet his disciples, who crossed in a boat.   John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw

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