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April 5, 2020: “Show Us How to Balance Celebration and Grief”

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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Rejoicing in Justice

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on December 16, 2018, the Third Sunday of Advent, called “Rejoicing in Justice.” It is a reflection on Luke 3:1-18. Here is a written excerpt from the conclusion: “Prepare the way of the Lord! … Continue reading

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(Im)Possible Joy

I’ve always struggled with joy. If I were an ancient Roman, sitting in the office of the famed physician Galen, he would have diagnosed me as a “melancholic,” having an excess of black bile in my body. Likely he would … Continue reading

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