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November 11, 2018

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November 4, 2018 All Saints Sunday

I read this week that the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh where the synagogue shooting occurred is the same community in which Fred Rogers lived and worshiped. So it is, literally, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. I don’t know if he rubbed off on them while he was alive, but the stories I’ve heard about how people…

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October 14, 2018

A man runs up, throws himself at Jesus’ feet and asks what he must do to inherit eternal life. Notice in Mark he is not introduced as a rich man—that’s from one of the other Gospel’s renditions of this story. Nor are we told he’s young. He hasn’t been sent by the Pharisees to try…

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October 7, 2018 St Francis

As I looked back through old sermons this week, I was astonished to discover I have never done a St. Francis sermon here before—not even in the year when St. Francis Day fell on a Sunday! It made me so glad that I had decided to do so this year, as part of our remembrance…

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September 30, 2018

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September 23, 2018

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September 16, 2018

The other day, a parishioner said to me that he wants to “walk in the light” but it’s just so darned dark right now! Political chaos, storms, fires and explosions…He just has a hard time maintaining a sense of positivity. He doesn’t know where to look for hope. I hear him. I feel the same…

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September 9, 2018

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September 2, 2018

On Thursday, one of our summer couples, Sam and KJ, took me to the Pottle camp over on Thompson Lake by boat. It had been a while since I had been in a boat I needed to step down into, and I discovered that my balance is not all I could hope for, and a…

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August 19, 2018

The second reading from Ephesians prompted some very good conversation in different groups this week and has had this old song running through my head: Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong… Probably a lot of you think of it as a song by The Carpenters, but did you know it was…

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