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The Focus is on You!

The Rev. Dr. Warner M. Bailey Joel 2:11-14, Psalm 63.1-8, Luke 13.1-9 Acts 5.27-39 The heroic citizens of Ukraine amaze me as they resist vastly

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March 2022 Mask Update

March 2022 Mask Update The session has approved the following changes consistent with our Covid-19 policy, and in consultation with health care professionals now that

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Heart Talk

The Rev. Dr. Warner M. Bailey 2 Samuel 23:13-17 Song of Songs 8:5-7 2 Corinthians 7:2-4 John 13:1-5, 12-17 If the COVID pandemic has shown

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The ‘I’ in “Team”

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch I Corinthians 12: 12-31 Two weeks ago I participated in a week-long class introducing me and other clergy to co-active

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Christmas Eve 2021

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch December 24, 2021 Once again, as last year, we don’t know if we can go home for Christmas. Or at

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You Say That I Am King

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch November 21, 2021 Christ the King Sunday Daniel 7: 9-14 John 18: 33-37 Over the last few decades, and for

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Redeem Our Memories

By Rev. Dr. Fritz Ritsch November 07, 2021 Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17 Matthew 5: 1-12 Modern Bethlehem is located on the other side of

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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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