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Blessed are the Meek

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from October 8, 2017, reflecting on the third Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, from the conclusion: “Blessed are the meek,” Jesus says, “for they will … Continue reading

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Power Lines

Lora Braun spoke this last Sunday, reflecting on lines of connection and lines of separation evident in the first creation story of Genesis (1:1-2:4a) and also in our lives today. It was a wonderful sermon prompting us to think about our … Continue reading

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Created to Imagine in the Image of the Creator

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep. Then a wind from God stirred over the face of the waters. Light burst from the … Continue reading

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Why Worship? Why Worship Together?

It’s Sunday morning, and we gather together as Christians to worship God. The specific experiences are as varied as the number of churches, but most worship services have a few things in common. We sing together—sometimes off-key, sometimes hymns too … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

This post in an adapted excerpt from my sermon in the series “Four Things,” preached at Morden Mennonite on January 31, 2016. Here is the full audio of the sermon: It’s one of the most basic needs we have: the … Continue reading

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We Value Beauty

These are some brief notes related to my October 12 sermon, part of our series on the “Seven Values” that guide us as a church. Mennonites have historically had a complicated relationship with “beauty.” On the one hand, we have often disdained … Continue reading

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