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May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday

Preparing for Worship 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 lament and hope … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Faithful, Loving Presence

A meditation by Michael Pahl on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 8, 2020, called “Show Us Your Faithful, Loving Presence.” It’s a reflection on the story of Abram’s call in Genesis 12:1-4 and Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus in John … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Hiding Place

A meditation by Michael Pahl on the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020, called “Show Us Your Hiding Place.” It’s a reflection on the story of Jesus’ temptation in Matthew 4:1-11, part of our Lenten series called, “show us…” … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of God

A sermon by Michael Pahl on June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday, called “The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit.” It is a reflection on the threefold benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:13 as a way of exploring the Christian doctrine of the … Continue reading

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When Words Fail

During our July 9 morning worship service, Pastor Lawrence spoke on “When Words Fail,” a reflection on Paul’s description in Romans 8 of the Holy Spirit’s “groaning” with us during our sufferings “with sighs too deep for words.” Here’s the … Continue reading

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“We should re-think our theology? Say what?”

Earlier this summer I preached a sermon on grieving the losses in our lives, whether it’s the loss of someone we love through death or the loss of something we have invested with great significance—a relationship, a career, a home. … Continue reading

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On Faspa and the Holy Spirit

I’m becoming a believer in the Holy Spirit. No, I don’t mean I’m becoming Pentecostal or charismatic. I tested those waters several years ago, and, while I think there is much good to be found in those streams, I didn’t … Continue reading

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