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Sermon for Sunday, July 31st

The Rev. Pauline Standley (known to us as Pastor Polly) presided and preached this Sunday while Rev. Mike was on vacation. While her sermon is not available in written form, you can view it (and the entire worship service if you wish) at https://www.facebook.com/557212050997374/videos/368286395454970 The sermon begins at about the 22 minute mark.

Knock Three Times

Year C Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138 Colossians 2:6-15 Luke 11:1-13 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… O God…  let me pass this test…  and I promise I’ll go to church every Sunday for a year…  O God…  let me just make it to the gas station…  and I promise I’ll always remember to...

Vulnerable Hospitality

Year C Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre…  and he looked up and saw three men…  one Hebrew commentary I have…  says that as in some Canaanite literature…  as was often the case…  the deity...

A Duty to Rescue

Year C Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Good Samaritan laws…  offer legal protection to people who assist those who are…  or whom they believe to be…  injured…  ill…  or otherwise incapacitated…  and their purpose is to encourage people to help strangers in need…  without...

Sounding Out the Words

Year C Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-8 Galatians 6:7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 May the words of my mouth O God…   speak your truth… One of the things my parents taught my brother and me…  was how to accept a gift graciously…  without feeling obligated to offer a different gift in return…  to even the score as it were…  and...