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The Right Question

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch October 17, 2021 Job 38: 1-7, Mark 10: 35-45 Our service today, Kirkin’ Sunday, starts with questions. “Whom do you

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Will They Ever Learn?

By Rev. Dr. Warner Bailey October 3, 2021 Micah 6:6-8, Psalm 133-134, Romans 10:5-9, Luke 16:19-31 Our gospel lesson could have been ripped out of

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Twenty Years Later

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch September 12, 2021 Isaiah 50: 4-9 Mark 8: 27-39 On September 11, 2001, our daughter Sara Caitlin was in Fifth

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All Too Human Jesus

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch September 5, 2021 Mark 7: 24-37 When I was in my mid-teens, my sister and I were friends with another

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Inside, Outside

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch August 29, 2021 James 1:17–27 Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 SILENT REFLECTION “My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot

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You Are What You Eat

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch John 6: 51-58 Margaret and I decided to become vegetarians about a year and a half ago. A few months

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A Way Out of No Way

By Rev. Dr. Wayne Menking 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 | Ephesians 4:25-32 | John 6:35, 41-51 In his last book, Failure of Nerve,

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Who God Is and Who We Are

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschII Corinthians 8: 7-15 Have you ever described someone as “a god” or “godlike”? I know we all know better than

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Subversive Smallness

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschI Samuel 8: 4-15, Mark 4: 26-34 “Smallness is subversive,” Sarah Ruhl writes, “because smallness can creep into smaller places and

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Best Selves—Versus Blest Selves

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschMark 3: 20-35 My wife Margaret teaches college students Strategic Communications—public relations, marketing, so forth. She has students write blog posts

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VBS 2021

VBS is Now on Waitlist. VBS is now full. Please email Beth Fultz to be placed on a waitlist: Beth.Fultz@StStephenPresbyterian.com Download Registration Form Vacation Bible

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A Resurrection for Our Time

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch Matthew 28: 1-15April 4, 2021—Easter Silent Reflection: “This world is like an antechamber before the world to come; prepare yourself

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Have You No Answer?

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschMark 15: 1-5, 25-39 Palm Sunday Service At a recent meeting of the Colorado State Legislature, Rep. Tom Sullivan got up

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A Change of Heart

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschJeremiah 31: 31-34 I have a confession to make. I am a closet evangelical. Saying I’m a “closet” evangelical isn’t exactly

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The Superman Conundrum

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschMatthew 4: 1-11 I have a fantasy. The fantasy is “What if I was Superman?” If I was Superman, with my

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No Shortcuts

By Rev. Dr. Fritz RitschMarch 7, 2021, Exodus 17: 1-7, Matthew 4: 1-11 On election day St. Stephen always serves as a polling place, and

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