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Sermon | January 7, 2018

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Our scripture reading has brought us back to Bethlehem this morning. Last week, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, after stopping by the Temple in Jerusalem for some ritual purification and circumcision, were heading home. That was over in Luke’s Gospel. Luke’s account of the Nativity, cleverly referred to by Pastor Jeff as the “Linus version” is […]

The Way Message | December 31, 2017

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We are 8 days removed from the birth of the Messiah (well really 6 calendar days, but Luke has jumped ahead) and the holy family is on the move again. 8 days after the first Christmas, instead of heading home to baby-proof their home, to take down the tree, and to begin their new life as […]

The Way Message | December 17, 2017

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Luke 1:46-55 When I was a kid growing up in the industrial Midwest, my family lived about three blocks from the paper mill where my dad worked, and a block and a half from St. Peter’s church. One of our neighbors, Alessandra Petrocelli, walked to St. Peter’s every single day, knelt in the same pew, […]