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Light & Darkness

Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  (Genesis 1:3-4, NRSV) I’ve been following the ritual since the summer of 1981.  Forty-eight Sunday mornings a year, give-or-take one or two, I am walking through the hallways of…

Pal Pusztai
How Does God Love the World?

Traditional sermon   lent 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Let’s go back in time to the mid-1970s. And, yes, I’m talking about a little over 40 years ago. I was in high school. Disco, very wide ties, platform shoes, tacky…

Pal Pusztai
Are We Sometimes Like the Tenants in the Vineyard?

TRADITIONAL SERMON       PENTECOST 18 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). The parable in our gospel reading Matthew today is also found in Mark and Luke. The parable is known either as the Parable of the Vineyard or the Parable…

Rev. Craig Ross
Let There Be Light

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Pentecost 11 God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. (Genesis 1:3-4a) [My sincere thanks to Brendan Armitage, who offered these thoughts in an email correspondence with me, and who allowed me to share them with you as a devotion, at my prompting.  When…

Transitions

Email Devotion Pentecost 11 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3) There…