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Camp Sunday - June 13, 2021

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Hello-Goodbye sermon series - June 6, 2021

John 21:1-14

Like a variety of the scriptures we’ve studied this Spring, I feel this one needs to come with a preface: many scholars claim John 21 is a later addition. That the original gospel finished with the resurrection and the visits to the disciples in the upper room and that chapter 21 came later as a redaction or addition. And yet, even if it was added later, it carries the thread of the Gospel, such that it doesn’t read as an imposter chapter, and it stuck, like the last half of Mark chapter 16, which is also understood as a later edition. I’m not sure arguing about original texts is worth it, at least not for today’s sermon, but it does seem worth mentioning since we don’t often tell this story and hear this scripture passage. You are educated Christians who enjoy learning, asking questions, and looking for a different

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Hello-Goodbye sermon series - May 23, 2021

Jeremiah 31 (abridged)

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Hello-Goodbye Sermon series - May 16, 2021

Jonah (various)When I’ve read this story a lot over the years. Normally I look from the perspective of Jonah. What was it like for him to be called to a people he classified as “enemy” and asked to condemn their sins and invite them to repentance. From his actions, we see, he wasn’t into it. He did NOT want to go to Nineveh. He definitely did not want to name their wickedness. And so he ran.

Jonah was very clear he didn’t want any part of the Nineveh business. He knew about the people of Nineveh and it seems he had given up on their potential for change. And, it seems from his call, that God had not. In fact, God was so convinced that even when Jonah ran, when he

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Hello-Goodbye Sermon series - May 9, 2021

Isaiah 43What do you think of when you hear the word discipline? Is it a positive thing? Or a negative thing? Or a neutral thing? It likely depends on how you were raised. Was discipline a threat? “Just wait ‘til your father gets home.” A spanking or a belt? Added chores? Lost privileges? Time out? Being grounded? It’s likely that among us we represent all those things and more. And it’s likely our notions of discipline probably carry a negative connotation, which then influences how we hear this passage about God’s discipline. It’s also likely that whatever church we grew up in (if we grew up in one) influenced how we understand God (did they talk about God

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary. William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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