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Month: November 2021

December 1-7, 2021

My 8-year-old daughter had some pressing questions for me after church this past Sunday about my sermon.  She was really confused: “Mommy, I thought Jesus was born in a stable! What were you talking about??”  Maybe some of you were confused or disoriented, too, which is understandable. What I told Joanna is, yes, there was […]

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November 24-30, 2021

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever.2 O give thanks to the God of gods,    for his steadfast love endures forever.3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 4 who alone does great wonders,    for his steadfast love endures forever;5 who by understanding made the heavens,    for his steadfast […]

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November 17-23, 2021

“For a lot of us, it’s awkward to talk about God. Or whether we believe in God, and if so, what kind of God we believe in. … when it comes to describing our faith or whether we relate to God in our daily lives, we clam up. … We’re not very tuned to how […]

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November 10-16, 2021

“Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.” (John 11:1) So begins a story like so many of our stories.  Stories of unexpected and unwelcome crisis, of community, of family, and friends.  Stories of fear and loss, bewilderment and anger.  Emotions very real to us today. […]

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