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The Way Message | January 28, 2018

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We are continuing our sermon series Between this morning. We are, in this last week of January, situated in the space between Christmastide and the season of Lent. We find ourselves situated between the inauguration of God’s kingdom (Christmas), when God took on human flesh in the form an infant, and the fulfillment of God’s kingdom when God will overcome the […]

The Way Message | January 21, 2018

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1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana . . . our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about […]

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, […]

The Way Message | November 19, 2017

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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

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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, […]

The Way Message | November 5, 2017

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You can usually cut the tension with a knife. If I have learned anything in my short time in ministry it is that when we gather around a hospital or hospice bed to say goodbye to a family member or dear friend tensions can run high. While this is not always the case, it has […]

The Way Message | October 22, 2017

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We are in week 2 of our stewardship campaign and this morning we have Jesus being questioned about taxes. Since taxes are levied by the government, in Jesus’ case the Roman Empire, Jesus is being pushed into a corner, being asked to make a political statement. So for us this morning we have 2 of the 3 […]