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Crown of Thorns

And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twistingsome thorns into a crown, they put it on him. Mark 15:17 (NRSV) It is just a few metal rods … an unadorned base … and what looks to me like a piston ring housing for a small motor, that has been cut into pieces. …

Rev. Craig Ross
Death is Not the Final Word

Some of you know I am a bit of a poetry junkie.  I subscribe to a couple of poetry blogs … The Writer’s Almanac … Panhala … Poem of the Week.  They are all different. The Writer’s Almanac is my favorite, as it has the widest breadth of poems from classic to modern, from rhythmic…

Avery Carr
Advent 1

New Day Sermon For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 The Message translates the title “Prince of Peace” as “Prince of Wholeness.”  What does it mean that our Savior who…

Rev. Craig Ross
Pentecost 6 Preview

Today’s Gospel Lesson reminds us of the challenges of following  Jesus, as we see a variety of responses to his invitation to follow. Scripture Focus As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air…

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Are you active or passive?

Traditional Sermon, Pentecost 3 This past Monday you may recall that the church office was closed for Memorial Day, and I took the opportunity to travel to a baseball game with my family. The day was spent watching America’s pastime, navigating a toddler through a stadium and seeing David Ortiz hit a home run. It…