Sermons by OSLC

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Money, Justice, and who we want to be

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We worshipped outdoors this day but  pre-recorded a service for YouTube. Thus the sermon in the video and the one below are two different sermons.     Proper 8 (13), Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 27 June 2021 Lamentations 3:22-33 Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43   Years ago I attended a mission […]

Healing and Attentiveness

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Mark 5 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at […]

In the Midst of Things We Cannot Understand …

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Proper 7 (12), Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 20 June 2021 Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 When Elias died last year we knew that our life would never be the same again. We had an inkling of an on-setting pandemic then but were too preoccupied with our loss to […]

Paying Attention

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John 9 1As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4We must work […]

God’s Subversive Weeds

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Proper 6 (11), Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 13 June 2021 Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34   One of the teachers in our child care is Muslim. One day last week, as she was leaving for the day, I spoke with her to express my sorrow about […]

Violence and our relationship with God

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1 John 4:7ff 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that […]

Discovering Who We Are

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Proper 5 (10) Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 6 June 2021 Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35   Flannery O’Connor, in her last short story before her death writes about Mrs Turpin who, together with her husband Claud goes to the local doctor’s office.1 They are there for him, but being […]

Our Loyalty Belongs to God

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Mark 3 20The crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons […]

Loving Those Who Are Different

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Trinity Sunday, Year B 30 May 2021 Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   I grew up in a world of much fear. I am not speaking of the cold war and nuclear war heads nearby. That was not really a topic around our dinner table. But I remember my grandmother’s warnings not […]

Flesh and Spirit

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Romans 8:12-17 12So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the […]