This! This!

Posted on 16 Apr 2017, Pastor: Adam
  After weeks and weeks of anticipation, the long-awaited moment has finally arrived. Millions of people have come together to bear witness to a miracle unfolding before them. With excitement and great joy, they greeted the new life being revealed to them. Because, April the Giraffe
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That Escalated Quickly

Posted on 09 Apr 2017, Pastor: Adam
  This is a glorious day! This is the day that Jesus is welcomed into our midst, bearing the promised salvation. With outstretched arms, with palm branches waved about with vigor, and with joyful song, we sing our welcome for all the world to hear. For on this day, we do not care who
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Who Sinned?

Posted on 26 Mar 2017, Pastor: Adam
  The disciples’ words sound despicable to our ears. Seeing a blind man begging alongside the road as they passed by, they turned to Jesus and asked, “Who is it who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Seeing his condition, the disciples were not moved so much towards
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Not on the Mountain

Posted on 19 Mar 2017, Pastor: Adam
  If we are to understand the gospel reading this morning, then we must first understand who the Samaritans were. For they were not just random foreigners in a long list of Israel’s neighbors. The Samaritans were the people descended of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, the “Lost Tribes of
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Born from Above

Posted on 12 Mar 2017, Pastor: Adam
  My youngest brother and sister-in-law are now only about five weeks out from the due date of my niece, Julia. So, you can imagine the flood of emotions on Thursday night, when I arrived home after our Bonhoeffer class to discover a whole slew of messages on my phone.  My brother had
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Preparing for Obedience

Posted on 05 Mar 2017
  I had always heard from people about how beautiful the desert is. It wasn’t until two years ago, on a trip to the high desert of Arizona, that I really understood what they meant. There is something about the way the sunlight plays across the landscape, the juxtaposition of rock and
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The Transfiguration & Why I am hiking that AT

Posted on 26 Feb 2017, Pastor: Alli
  On Transfiguration Sunday the sermon was delivered by Alli Huggins, the Digital Associate for Communications at the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Alli preached about her upcoming through-hike of the Appalachian Trail and about how she and her companions will be living an outdoor
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A vision of heaven

Posted on 19 Feb 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Have you ever wondered what heaven will be like? I mean, beyond the Pearly Gates, which are often the only thing depicted when heaven is portrayed in the popular imagination. What does heaven look like in your mind’s eye? After all, for something that occupies a large place in many
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Gaming the System

Posted on 12 Feb 2017, Pastor: Adam
  One of my favorite stories from Christian history is about a certain baptismal practice that rose to some level of prominence. It was still the early days of our faith, before the fall of the Roman Empire, but after Christianity had found wide-spread acceptance among the Romans. One of
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