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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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Puffing Up or Building Up

Click here to watch the service. 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 In the New Testament we have two letters from Paul to the church in Corinth.  They are accurately, if not creatively, called 1st and 2nd Corinthians.  Paul actually wrote four letters to the church in Corinth, but only two of them survived.  We know about the original existence of the others because […]

Come and See Greater Things

Click here to watch the service. John 1:35-51 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you […]

Not, I Had A Dream by Stephen Savage

Click here to watch the service. It is rare that a scripture and a moment align in such a way as to seem intent on one specific point, and yet today on this Sunday when we remember the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, and we hear the story of a single night in the lives of […]

Tearing the Sky

Click here to watch the service. Mark 1:4-11 All four of today’s lectionary texts talk about water.  Our Hebrew Scriptures lesson is from Genesis 1, about the primordial waters covered by darkness.  Our psalm is number 29, which speaks of the voice of God over the waters.  The third reading is from Acts 19, which tells the story of Paul            […]

Second Sunday after Christmas

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Darkness by Stephen Savage

Click here to watch the service. In the opening line of her Christmas Eve message this year, Rev. Nadia Bolz Webber calls the night Jesus was born, “the night Heaven touched earth.” What a beautiful visual, two universes, two realities coexisting in a moment, a place, a person… it is an image I feel compelled to steal, so I’m using today. […]

Christmas Eve Service

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