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Can You Hear Me Now?

Traditional Sermon, Pentecost 9 Shema Israel Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad… “Hear O’ Israel, the Lord is our God; the Lord is one.” This is the first line of the prayer known as the Shema, that Pastor Pretz mentioned in his sermon last week.  The Shema is recited or chanted twice daily (morning & night) by…

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Pentecost 9 Preview

This week we encounter the story of Abraham and Sarah, a special visit from the Lord, and laughter that brings new life. The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh, and say, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?” Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? -Genesis 18:13-14 On faith they left all they…