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Epiphany Sunday

Our story today is about the Magi, those mysterious wise men from the East, who ventured far from home, to follow a sign in the sky, a star they believed would lead them to a child born to be the king of the Jews. This story has inspired pilgrims, and other people of faith, for […]

“God with Skin On” 1st Sunday after Christmas

There are a lot of popular songs on the radio, and playing over the speakers at the stores, that tell stories related to the birth of Jesus. But not many songs deal with the wise men. I want to play one for you now that was recorded by James Taylor, back in 1988. It was […]

For the Third Sunday of Advent: “Joy”

Song Clip: “Right place at the wrong time” Anyone recognize this song from 1973? It was recorded by a musician from New Orleans who recorded under the name Dr. John. It was his only real hit, and it still shows up in movie soundtracks every now and then. It’s basically a blues song with a […]

For the second Sunday of Advent 2013 “Teaching the Peaceful Way”

After the worship service today there is going to be a congregational meeting. That happens around here only twice a year. At congregational meetings we do things like set the financial budget for the coming year, and choose the members of the church council, who manage the church year round. There is a lot of […]

For the first Sunday of Advent 2013 “Waiting with God”

This Advent we used (under license) a series of video meditations from The Work of the People. The first is called “I Am Present”, and can be viewed if you follow this link: http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/42191/I-Am-Present  The Video Meditation we watched draws on beautiful images to express the soulful longings of the season of Advent, this time […]

For Remembrance Sunday: “Getting our inside world put right”

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.  Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God. I don’t know anyone who is only one thing. Our human hearts are messy places, with both holy and pure, brightly lit bits, and […]

On Peace Sunday at Trinity, members of the congregation read these passages aloud

Scripture Passages on Peace “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink…” Romans 12:20 Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward all” Luke 2:14 For […]