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What Kind of Soil Are You?

TRADITIONAL SERMON Pentecost 6 SUNDAY Two weekends ago, I was in Nashville, Tennessee, officiating at the wedding of one of our long-time young adults from St. Peter’s.  I’ve never been to Nashville, so Nancy and I tried to gather in a bit of the spirit of the city when we weren’t with the Moul family…

Worship Is Mission

How do worship and our mission as a church relate to one another? In worship, we are welcomed. We are welcomed with music, prayers, confessions and absolutions. We are welcomed with water at baptisms and remembrances of baptisms. It turns out God welcomes us with these things that we recognize and cherish. God gathers us,…

Mission and Vision Forums

St. Peter’s is creating a new mission statement and embarking on updating our vision, and you can be part of the process! After more than a year of conversation around this topic, we are ready to develop our mission and vision statement, and you are the crucial first step in this work. Before missions can be…

Mission: Go Take A Hike!

Traditional Sermon Easter 4 Today is Good Shepherd Sunday where we read scripture that point to God’s shepherding nature in our world. We especially raise the goodness of the ultimate Shepherd, Jesus. The idea of Jesus as the good shepherd is one of the earliest depictions of the Christ in our Christian art and architecture.…

Sight Unseen

When Erik and I were planning to move out to Ohio some years ago we found it a bit difficult to find a place to live. We’ve moved multiple times before then, but this move was an extra level of complexity…and an all around pain in the neck. Now at the time the majority of…

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pentecost 7 Preview

Jesus sends out 35 pairs of his trusted followers tasked to preach, heal and talk about Jesus and how through him the kingdom of God has come near. The challenge is that the 70 are sent with very little supplies or accoutrements. There is no plan B…or back-up plan. They are it. Scripture Focus Jesus…