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March 29, 2020: “Show Us How to Hope”

Ideally, we would gather together in worship, catching up on each other’s lives, being encouraged by each other’s smiles, weeping with each other in our tears, joining our voices in songs of faith and hope and praise, lifting up our … Continue reading

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David’s Son or David’s Lord?

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on February 17, 2019, called “David’s Son or David’s Lord?” It is the sixth in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on the importance of Psalm 110:1 … Continue reading

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To God All Are Alive

A meditation by Pastor Michael Pahl on November 25, 2018, Eternity Sunday, called “To God All Are Alive,” Jesus’ words in Luke 20:38. Eternity Sunday (also called Totensonntag) comes out of the German church tradition and is celebrated on the … Continue reading

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From Death to New Life

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on October 21, 2018, called “From Death to New Life.” The sermon is the sixth in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt: Our Scripture passages this … Continue reading

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“Remember Me”

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” The words of a thief on a cross. “Thief” isn’t really the right word, though—he was no pickpocket, no petty thief. He was a violent bandit who had, by his own … Continue reading

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The Horrors of the Apocalypse

Revelation 6, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: domination, war, economic injustice, and death. Revelation 8-9, the Seven Trumpets and Three Woes: volcanoes, earthquakes, plagues of insects and disease, and war, always more war. Revelation 12-13, the Dragon and his … Continue reading

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