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  • “Then,….as now….”– Matthew 28:1-10– 10 a.m. Easter 2014

      When I was growing up, there was a Clairol commercial that focused in on a lovely, vibrant woman with great hair, and “the hook” was, “Does she, or doesn’t she?”  Does she color her hair, or is that her natural hair color?  And, the …

  • “Calling Out New Life” — John 11:1-45 — April 6, 2014

      We’ve been working our way through John’s gospel this Lent, stopping along the way to listen in on those long conversations or stories that take place during Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem.  We’ve overheard his nighttime conversation with Nicodemus about being born anew, with all …

  • “All Kinds of Blind” — John 9: 1-41 — March 30, 2014

      John’s gospel begins with a creation story–”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God….All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.  What has come into being in …

  • “High Noon at Jacob’s Well” — John 4:5–41– March 23, 2014

      There is so much standing water still around, in the form of old snow banks and drifts and ice, and then there’s mud season still to come, that it’s hard for us to imagine that there’s a shortage of water in much of the …

  • “Winds of Re-birth” — Johhn 3:1-17 — March 16, 2014

      Why is it we are suspicious of things that happen at night?  “Nicodemus came to Jesus at night.”  He was afraid of being seen associating with this radical rabbi, it is said, and when you realize that in John’s gospel, Jesus has already turned …

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