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Some Guidance about Elements for Communion at Home During a Pandemic

April 29, 2020

Some Guidance about Elements for Communion at Home During a Pandemic At a recent meeting of the Worship Committee, we talked about how we would be celebrating communion this week, namely at home. As we talked, one person suggested that maybe some people might want guidance on what to use for communion. Like, is it…

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April 27, 2020 | Meditation

April 27, 2020

Meditation The story about manna from heaven in Exodus 16:10-22 continues to intrigue scholars, many of whom wonder what it was exactly. Pollen from plants? Insect secretions? Something else? We will probably never know. Even its name, manna, is a bit of a tease, since it’s a pun on the Hebrew question, “What is it?”…

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Twelve Springs of Water

April 22, 2020

Read the Daily Lectionary for April 22, 2020 Exodus 15:22-16:10 22Then Moses ordered Israel to set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was…

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Our Daily Bread

January 23, 2020

A Reflection from the Daily Lectionary R. Hoch January 23, 2020 Hebrews 6:13-20 “We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. . . .” Hebrews 6:19a Consider all the things that unsettle our souls, send our souls flying like frightened birds: fear of disease, personal crisis, loss, natural disaster. The human…

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Our Latter Glory

November 20, 2019

Our sermon from November 10th ended with the question, “What if?” What if we were to reimagine church?What might we see as its possibilities? Our primary text was from the prophet Haggai. Looking at the temple, specifically its ruins (it was destroyed by the Babylonian invasion of 586/87 BCE), Haggai stood in front of the…

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