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Sermon | January 7, 2018


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


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


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, […]

The Way Message | November 19, 2017


Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Scripture reading. Matthew 18:21-35. Narrator: This morning’s Scripture reading is known as the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, and is found in the 18th chapter of Matthew. We are going to present the reading as a radio play, with our script based loosely on the Common English Bible. Very loosely. […]

The Way Message | November 12, 2017


It has been a lot of fun getting to see what you all are thankful for on the chalkboards throughout the church. Last Sunday they began to fill up and with Wednesday night dinner and the preschoolers this week there is not much space left on those boards. Things like shelter, food, us your pastors, […]