Letting Scripture do the Praying. Text: Psalm 23 I think it may be a good idea to go back and revisit why I’ve been focusing so much on prayer since the beginning of the year. At the core of any healthy Spirituality, prayer is so absolutely central. Of course it does. Prayer is that one […]

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Ways to Pray in Lent I Matthew 4:1-11 Okay, now we are into some practical advice. For much of the season of Epiphany, I have been trying to get us to at least think more and maybe even think differently about prayer: what prayer is, what prayer is meant to do, and how it is […]

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What Worship Needs?

With today being the annual meeting, we are intentionally keeping our worship service this morning shorter. When deciding what to shorten or what to trim, it provided me with some interesting food for thought about what is “essential” when it comes to worship. You may notice that in the bulletin, I’ve called this a “reflection” […]

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A Prayer for Reconciliation

Text: Matthew 5:21-26 There is a section in the gospel of Matthew that seems to be a collection of some of the hardest things that Jesus ever said. It’s as if Matthew wasn’t quite sure where to put them, and seemed to shove them all in one place. Mark and Luke do report Jesus saying […]

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