Sermons tagged with ‘relationship’

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Living in Relationship(s)

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First Sunday after Christmas Day, Year C 26 December 2021 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52   We know almost nothing about the childhood of Jesus. There are apocryphal gospels that did not make it into the Bible that tell fantastic stories, but for the witness of the Holy Scriptures we […]

No Us and Them

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Proper 22 (27), Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 3 October 2021 Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16   The congregation I served in Winnipeg is located in the West End. The West End had been the place where German immigrants settled and when the congregation moved and erected a new building […]

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 […]

Life in and from Relationship

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All Saints Day, Year A 1 November 2020 Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   The longer one serves a congregation the more likely it is to repeat oneself, but maybe some things need to be said more than once. A former colleague who came alongside me as a mentor in […]

Seeing and Imagination

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Proper 24 (29), Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 18 October 2020 Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22   There is a quote from the Talmud, an ancient text that comments and expands on the Rabbinic law, that says, “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we […]