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June 6, 2021

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Fantastical Encounter with God by Rev. Stephen Savage

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Pentecost 2021

Click here to watch the service. Wind and fire are the two symbols for Pentecost, since that’s what the scripture tells us the people experienced, or at least were metaphors for what they experienced.  There was a sound like the rush of a mighty wind, and flames, as of fire, appeared among them and rested on them.  I have seen or […]

Left Behind – Ascension Sunday

Click here to watch the service. Luke 24:44-53 Acts 1:1-11 Ascension Day is always celebrated forty days after Easter.  And since Easter is always on a Sunday, the Day of Ascension (or Feast of the Ascension if you’re Catholic) always falls on a Thursday.  Since we don’t worship together on Thursdays, in many Protestant churches, the following Sunday becomes the day […]

Define “Good”

Click here to watch the service. John 10:11-18 I have a button that I sometimes wear in December that says, Santa: Define “Good.”  I feel the same way when I approach this scripture.  How do we define a good shepherd?  The problem is, of course, the over-simplification we do.  We automatically assume the opposite of good is bad.  I did that […]

The Power of Love

Click here to watch the service. 1 John 4:7-21 Some scholars believe that part of our scripture for today was originally a poem. [1] Inspired by that poem, I have decided to preach this morning in the form of spoken word poetry.   Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God. God is love, and those who abide in […]

Going Fishing by Rev. Stephen Savage

Click here to watch the service. I hate math, well I guess that’s not totally true, I am not naturally math minded if that’s a thing, so it’s not intuitive for me. Can you relate with that? Have you ever been uncomfortable with something because its hard or confusing or strange and new? For me math is that way, confusing, and […]

Hallelujah! Now what?

Click here to watch the service. Acts 4:32-37 On the weeks after Easter, the scriptures we usually hear in worship are the post-resurrection appearances of Christ.  And you will probably hear one of them next week.  But in the lectionary, that three-year cycle of readings many churches follow, we also are given a scripture each week from the book of Acts.  […]

Easter 2021-Indeed!

Click here to watch the service. Mark 16:1-8 The Christian Bible contains four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  They all tell the stories of Jesus, but we have four because they (clearly) are not all the same.  They were written by different people, for different audiences, with different perspectives and agenda.  There are many similarities, to be sure; more is […]

Palm Sunday Service Preached by Stephen Savage

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Healing the Earth

Click here to watch the service. Matthew 8:18-27 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.  A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has […]

Waking Up

Click here to watch the service. Mark 5:21-42 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at […]

Go and Tell Your Story

Click here to watch the service. Mark 5:1-20 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him. He lived among the tombs; and no one could restrain him any more, even with a […]

Centurion Sermon – Sermon by Steven Savage

Click here to watch the service. When I was learning to drive, I spent a lot of time in the car with my dad. He was fairly patient, and in the end, I got my license, ok so I got it on the second try, but still, I got it. There was one particular day though, pretty early on in the […]

I Do Choose

Click here to watch the service. Matthew 8:1-4 (or Mark 1:40-4) When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do choose. Be made clean!” […]

Transfiguration Sunday

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