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Lent Week 2- February 28, 2021

Matthew 5:13-48 When I was a junior in college, I lived abroad. I spent my first semester in Costa Rica, then came home for Christmas and my sister’s wedding, and then went to Spain. Because of the wedding, I arrived later than my group and was responsible for getting myself from the airport in Madrid, to my host home in Granada. Navigating the airport was manageable and then I got my ticket and got on the bus. I had traveled all night and was exhausted from the trip and nerves, so I slept for most of the bus ride. About halfway we stopped for lunch. The place was like a café, except in Spain, most places also had a bar. You could order a sandwich and a drink (of whatever type) and sit at a small table.

I grew up in California and know Californian rules, which include standing in line to order. Right, you go to McDonald’s (you know when you actually used to go inside) and you’d look for the end of the line and take your place. If people are all mushed together, then you ask, “Is this the

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Lent Week 1 - February 21, 2021

Matthew 4:23-25, 5:1-12As we get started with our series on the Sermon on the Mount, I think it’s important for us to cover a few details—these are assumptions we will work from for the series. Some of you may have read these particulars in the book we’re using by Amy Jill Levine, others of you may not be a small group and so I want to make sure we all have the same details.

If you’ve been with us for worship the last few weeks, we’ve been studying the Gospel of Matthew—the passages that deal with the early days of Jesus’ ministry and the specific passages that lead up to the sermon on the mount. While we assume some chronology of the stories based on the order they appear in the Gospel, they are not guaranteed to be in this order and Matthew offers little in terms of timeline. So, we don’t

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Worship Script - February 14, 2021

Matthew 4:18-22 Last week we talked about the call of the disciples and I shared my skepticism that these 4 fishermen simply encountered Jesus as a perfect stranger, without him having an established reputation and decided to walk away from everything they knew, including how to support themselves simply because Jesus invited them to. I shared my musings that I imagined Jesus hanging out getting to know them, establishing trust, and maybe sharing some of his own stories too, and then inviting them on a new journey with him.

And I invited you to reflect on your journey with Jesus—is he some random stranger or is he a curious student? Is he trusted and known? A

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Worship Script - February 7, 2021

Matthew 4:18-22

I often wish we had the full account of these stories. What did people say? What were they thinking? What were their questions? Real people things!! Where is their humanity?!

Every pastor has a call story—(and if they don’t, they probably shouldn’t be a pastor) And any pastor in the UMC (and likely others) has probably told their call story 800 million times. Seriously. If you feel called you’ll probably talk to a pastor and tell them why you feel called. And I you pursue seminary you’ll have to write your story on your application and any grant or scholarship applications. And then when you go to seminary that’s lie the question after “Where are you from?” So you’ll tell your call story over lunch, and between classes, and in small groups.

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Africa Sunday - January 31, 2021

Micah 6:8

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