Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2016’

“Everything I Need”- Acts 9:36-43, John 10: 22-30– April 17, 2016

From the instant of the Big Bang, it seems that things have been flying apart, falling apart, tearing apart, however you want to think about it. The 2016 presidential primary campaign seems to be the epitome of this, as both Democrats and Republicans have spent an inordinate amount of time and money tearing each other up. I can’t help but …

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Sunday July 3rd As we celebrate Independence Day, we are reminded how inter-dependent we are in today’s world. So join us as we come together in worship at Second Congregational Church this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Shep Jones will be offering special music for the day, and Rev. Mary Lee-Clark’s sermon, based on the readings from Galatians and Luke, …

“Resurrected into the Ordinary”- Acts 9:1-6, John 21:1-19– April 10, 2016

My father-in-law used to tell the story of a farm wife in one of his parishes whose husband died during Holy Week. The woman didn’t come to church that Easter Sunday morning, but when Russ went to visit her early in the week and asked how she was doing, she said, “Sunday morning I got up and went out to …

“Daring to Doubt”- John 20:19-31– April 3, 2016

The Gospel of John’s story of Thomas’ demand to see the mark of the nails in Jesus’ hands and put his hand inside the hole in Jesus’ side before he will “believe” is always the gospel reading for the Sunday after Easter. It’s as though there were this one Sunday for doubting–we’re allowed at least this day– when actually, any …

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