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Season after Pentecost

July 5, 2020 – 10:30 AM – Online Worship

Posted by on Sun, Jul 5, 2020 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on July 5, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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July 5, 2020 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, Jul 5, 2020 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

We hear the tension between people in Matthew’s gospel—like children across the square choosing up sides and declaring who is right. The ascetic John comes and attracts followers, and his detractors say he has a demon. Jesus came enjoying all sorts of people, eating and drinking with them—he must be a glutton and drunkard, friends with all the wrong sorts of people. The same story could well be told with different accusations in our own cities and streets. Then Jesus puts both these allegations out on their ear by that simple sentence ringing with truth: “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” Indeed she is! If we look at how assertions are acted upon, and what outcomes are wrought in the wake of those professing them, we will see—or not see— the wisdom of which Jesus speaks. 

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June 28, 2020 – 10:30 AM – Online Worship

Posted by on Sun, Jun 28, 2020 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on June 28, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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June 28, 2020 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, Jun 28, 2020 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8A) June 28, 2020 So often we have better hindsight than in-the-moment insight. Hearing from the prophet Jeremiah today makes us temped to think the truth should have been obvious to them, as undoubtably future generations will say about us, about this pandemic, about racism, about our leaders. Jeremiah has told them the truth. Prophets aren’t known for popularity or sugar-coating the message; the real ones tell the truth even when painful to hear and contrary to what people want. Hananiah on the other hand is telling them what they want to hear. He...

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June 21, 2020 – 10:30 AM – Online Worship

Posted by on Sun, Jun 21, 2020 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on June 21, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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June 21, 2020 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, Jun 21, 2020 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7A) June 21, 2020 This small iron ox is one of a pair made by my great grandfather. He was apprenticed to an ironmonger and continued with him until he could demonstrate sufficient skill to be admitted to the Ironmonger’s Master Guild. These oxen were his proving project to conclude his apprenticeship and begin for himself the work he was now trained to do. I imagine a man with a young family, proudly ready to begin this new work, hoping these years of watching and learning will serve him well and pay off. He’s both excited and a bit worried about how...

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