Isaiah 55: 1-9

Second Sunday in Lent. In this passage from Isaiah, the grace and way of God is presented as something that is very good -- a banquet of life, as it were! This Sunday is the Sunday closest to PIE day, which is a celebration of our welcome to LGBTQ++ people. Public, Intentional, Explicit. Our practice this week is HOSPITALITY. How can we make the profound welcome of God a part of our own lives?

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Stephanie Reynolds
Luke 4: 1-13

First Sunday in Lent. This is the story of the temptation of Jesus. After his baptism, and before his ministry, Jesus heads out on retreat, to the desert. There the devil offers three different models for his ministry, and Jesus turns them all down. We'll look today at the simple practice of WORSHIP.

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Stephanie Reynolds
Luke 9:28-43

This is the story of the Transfiguration. In Luke's version, it is clear that Jesus' transfiguration into a shining figure is not about his holiness but about his martyrdom -- his “exodus,”. As we prepare for Lent, how do we listen to Jesus in our real, 21st Century lives?

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Stephanie Reynolds
Luke 6:27-38

This passage is part of Luke's "sermon on the mount" and it is the part where Jesus teaches us to love our enemies. It's not likely that Jesus is telling us to have warm feelings towards people who hurt or threaten us! Rather, he seems to be calling us to an attitude in life.

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Stephanie Reynolds
Jeremiah 17: 5-10

In our scripture this morning, there is an intriguing suggestion that if we put our trust in ourselves, we just might miss relief when it comes. Is it true? Can we turn our lives towards the wasteland simply by paying attention to the wrong things?

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Stephanie Reynolds
Luke 5: 1-11

In our story today, Jesus instructs Peter to let his nets down for a catch. Peter, the perennially unlucky fisherman, does so in spite of the fact that he's worked hard all night and caught nothing.

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Stephanie Reynolds
1 Corinthians 13

Today we will be coming back to the theme of this year’s UN World Interfaith Harmony Week: I choose civility: listening, caring, engaging. And as it happens, the lectionary has given us the famous reading from 1 Corinthians 13, that we often read at weddings. The one essential is love for one another; and civility and respect are foundations for loving relationships.

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Stephanie Reynolds
1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-11

Today’s reading is from Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. This passage is about spiritual gifts, and it reminds us that we all have them, they are all meant to be used for the common good, and that we are all team players.

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Stephanie Reynolds
Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22

It sounds like Jesus was just one person in a line, baptized by John. “And Jesus also was baptized.” On the one hand, no special treatment, just one more in the line, pushed under the water and sent on his way. Are we like that, too?

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Stephanie Reynolds
2019-01-06

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-30

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-24

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-23

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-16

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-09

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Stephanie Reynolds
2018-12-02

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