9 Apr 2018

Confirmation Retreat at Pine Lake Camp

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April 9, 2018 Just back from spending the weekend at Pine Lake Camp with Confirmands from Watertown, Johnson Creek, Concord & Good Shepherd United Methodist Churches. Here are some memories from a GREAT weekend together.  

1 Apr 2018

Easter Morning!

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Why are you weeping? (John 20:13) Let us rejoice! Rejoice you heavenly powers! Let us rejoice! Sing choirs of angels! Let us rejoice! Rejoice all of creation! He is risen! He is risen indeed! Sisters and Brothers, We rejoice. We remember: Nothing living or dead, Nothing angelic or demonic, Nothing from yesterday, today or tomorrow, […]

30 Mar 2018

It is Finished – A Prayer for Good Friday

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It is Finished (John 19:30) Dear Jesus We thought we knew what was happening, where this would all end. Today, let the shadow of Your cross fall upon us. Today, we sing to You a burial song…a funeral chant. Today, as You are laid in a tomb, You open to us the door to life. […]

11 Feb 2018

John: Gospel of Light & Love

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11 February 2018 I am pleased to announce the beginning of our Lenten sermon series on the Gospel of John on 2/18/18.   Music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

14 Dec 2017

Advent Waiting…A Reflection & Prayer

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We wait. We are in the middle of Advent…waiting for Christmas. But I am not a very good wait-er. I want to know, “Are we there yet?” But we are not there yet. And so I pray: O Holy One, Waiting time seems like wasted time… Waiting for the phone to ring… Waiting for the […]

25 Nov 2017

Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

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Advent 2017 Throughout Advent we will look at the coming Christmas through the eyes of Joseph.   You are invited to join with us as we explore the life of this faithful man who never says a word throughout all of Scripture.

24 Nov 2017

Welcome Advent

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This year’s Advent candle-lighting readings come from Isaiah.  Isaiah is notoriously difficult to categorize simply.  Most scholars believe that the Book of Isaiah was written by two or maybe three separate authors.  Perhaps the first author was named Isaiah and the subsequent authors were in the tradition of Isaiah (disciples).  Perhaps it was something else. […]

27 Sep 2017

Why?

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Why? It’s a question we all ask some time or another.  Pastor Dan preaches on this question beginning October 1st.

18 Sep 2017

A World Series Ring for Steve Bartman

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18 September 2017 I have preached about forgiveness the last couple of weeks.  The first was a reflection on my changing understanding of Matthew 5 where Jesus talks about “going a second mile” and more.  This past week, I tried to give us a framework or process with which we can better understand forgiveness.  I […]

31 Aug 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Most of us have been glued to the news the last few days watching the nightmare of destruction that Hurricane Harvey is wreaking on the greater-Houston area.  Some us have friends and family in the area; we hear first-hand of the tragedy happening right before them.  Although the rain seems to be slowing, the rebuilding phase […]