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“One is NOT the Loneliest Number”

6th Tuesday in Lent

March 25, 2021

9Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. 10For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away. (Psalm 3...

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“The Here and Now”

5th Tuesday in Lent

March 24, 2021


9Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!  10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!  Hosanna in the highest heav...

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“Time is on Our Side”

5th Monday in Lent

March 22, 2021


24This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.

29O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, f...

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Sermon - March 21, 2021


“Sacred Transitions: Fuhget About it”

Isaiah 43:16-21

Lent 5

March 21, 2021


A number of weeks ago, Carolyn and I were chatting about our choice of Lenten devotionals.  As most any conversation in recent days, the context of the conclusion of my time as your pastor and my retirement lur...

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“Blessed to be a Blessing”

5th Saturday in Lent

March 20, 2021


Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, ...

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5th Friday in Lent

March 19, 2021


31 Jesus answered, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33He said this to indicate the kind of death he was...

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5th Thursday in Lent

March 18, 2021


23Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25Those who...

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“Argue with God?”

5th Wednesday in Lent

March 17, 2021


7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8Although he was a Son, he learned obedi...

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“Lord, Have Mercy!”

4th Tuesday in Lent

March 16, 2021


1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever b...

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“A New Covenant”

4th Monday in Lent

March 15, 2021


33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34No longer sh...

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