It’s All Holy – November 5, 2017

It’s All Holy November 5, 2017 Jennifer Garrison Brownell Matthew 5:1-12 Revelation 7:9-17 How do we remember those who have died, those we want everyone to remember? Often with big monuments, impressive statues, large and long walls. But not always. This week, I heard for the first time about Crossbones…

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Voices of the Reformation – October 29, 2017

Voices of the Reformation Leslie: They say it’s darkest just before the dawn. 500 years ago, in 1517, medieval Europe was shrouded in darkness in every way – financially, technologically, medically, politically, socially and especially spiritually. Instead of integrity and love, corruption and greed ruled. Jeff: For example, Pope Leo…

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Let’s Face It – October 22, 2017

Let’s Face It October 22, 2017 Jennifer Garrison Brownell Exodus 33:12-23 Matthew 22:15-22 Just yesterday, Jesus revealed the abuses of those in power, knocked over the tables which represented the fleecing of the poor, embarrassed the powerful and made a scene at the very time when those in power most…

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September 17 Sermon

Jennifer: (Brief backstory on Moses and Israelites escaping slavery) When we were children we read this (as we did during childrens time today) as a story of Moses revealing God’s power. Maybe later we are able to read it differently – as a story about God being on the side…

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Chasing Esau (Genesis 28:10-19a)

Chasing Esau Genesis 28:10-19a Craig Barnes writes: “Jacob and Esau were twins. But they were far from being identical twins. Esau was a hairy man of the field. Jacob was a quiet, thoughtful, schemer…” Jacobs’ name in fact means Grasper since he came from the womb grasping, hanging on to…

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“CONNECTEDNESS”

NRSV TRANSLATION:     GENESIS 1:1 – 2:4              MATTHEW  28:16-20 “CONNECTEDNESS” Good morning.  It is truly an honor to be asked to speak today.  I’d like to thank Pastor Jennifer and Reverend Dr. Ed Martin for inviting me to be a part of the LEAP group.  It’s a wonderful experience. Part of…

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Circles

Circles Pentecost Sunday, 2017 Jennifer Garrison Brownell   Let’s make a big circle Lets make it big enough for everyone who was sitting down that morning before 9:00 not to new wine, but to a bowl of Wheaties, or whatever they ate for breakfast in those confusing days after Jesus…

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