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Christmas, December 25, 2014 God has reversed the path of the world in Jesus and will continue to do so until there is peace for everyone.

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014 They are disruptive to our lives, they are sometimes risky and they are always unsettling, but they are also transforming and grace-filled – calls to be the very person God wants us to be.

Third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014 Our calls from God are disruptive to our lives, they are sometimes risky and they are always unsettling, but they are also transforming and grace-filled – calls to be the very person God wants us to be.

Second Sunday of Advent, December 7, 2014  Jesus’ coming fulfilled the promise God made to the Jewish people that they would be delivered from their troubles.

First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014  We long for God to come and give us new life, yet at the same time we have confidence God will come because God is connected to us by an unbreakable covenant.

Feast of Christ the King, November 23, 2014  Yet, Jesus’ saving grace does require grateful response in following the commandments. Proper response is not an assent in the head followed by right religious observance; it is a passion of the heart.

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 16, 2014  We have been given three treasures to act faithfully with: money, time and talents, and the good news of God in Christ.

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost, November 9, 2014  Though we do not know when the kingdom will come, we wait with hope and expectation.

All Saints, November 2, 2014 All Saints Day is not just for the ones with the haloes; it is for us – all of God’s fragile, vulnerable and most beloved children. We are and will be comforted and filled.

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 26, 2014  To Tell the Truth . . .

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 19, 2014  As usual, when they think Jesus is stuck between a rock and a hard place, they are proved wrong.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 12, 2014  God issues the invitation and our response must be transformation, reformed lives and good fruit.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 28, 2014  Can we let go of the past and be open to the future. We just have to change our minds.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 21, 2014  The kingdom of God is like the landowner – everyone who works for the kingdom, no matter how short a time, receives the same wage of eternal life.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 14, 2014   Holding on to a resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 7, 2014   People come to church to get away from the conflict in the world, but there is no escape.

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 31, 2014  He promises life for those who accept death, and death for those who try to gain their lives living by the world’s values.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, August 3, 2014  We are encouraged to remember that we all have something to give and we should give all of it to God for God’s purposes.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 27, 2014  The kingdom of heaven is all around us.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 13, 2014   Our good fruit is an important thing to know about because it means God is winning in our lives.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, July 6, 2014  We all carry heavy burdens we wish we could get some help with.

Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 29, 2014 Paul says people cannot be independent agents. They must have loyalty, allegiance, fidelity to something or someone.

Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 22, 2014 Telling the truth is a good thing, but it is a risky thing.

Ascension Sunday, June 1, 2014  The people who hear the word of God will make a judgment based on how convincing witness testimony has been.

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 25, 2014   When the power of love is at the center, relationships are not hierarchical but based on equality and service.

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 18, 2014  Shining In Color 

Fourth Sunday of Easter May 11, 2014   In Living Color

Easter, April 20, 2014  The words for the day are earth-shattering, new, amazing and wonderful.

Good Friday, April 18, 2014  It is God's love, not God's might that is required to defeat sin and death.

Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 6, 2014 The resurrection is too far away. We want our loved one back now.

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30, 2014  Jesus' transformations always cause disruptions.

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 23, 2014  Christ is looking for us, not with condemnation for our sins and our brokenness, but with love, care and desire to convert our hearts.

First Sunday in Lent, March 9, 2014  We want to wrest control from God, to take our lives into our own hands.

Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014  There is a very fine line to be drawn between loving and craving.

Last Sunday after the Epiphany, March 2, 2014  They watch as Jesus is transfigured from their friend and teacher into a radiant divine being.

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, February 23, 2014 - It doesn't make sense to beggar ourselves to help others, does it? 

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 16, 2014 You need to be proactive about reconciling with your accuser -- even if it is not your fault.

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 9, 2014  Jesus' call to us is to be noticed.

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, February 2, 2014 Promises can free our imaginations to dream and our souls to soar.

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 26, 2014  It's Temporary!  Prof. Patricia G. Bleicher

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 19, 2014  Take some time to find out who Jesus is to you, so you can share your experience.

First Sunday after the Epiphany, January 12, 2014 We are called to bring justice and love to the world.

Second Sunday after Christmas, January 5, 2014 The Holy Spirit may send us in a vastly different direction than the one we are going in.  

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