Pastor’s Corner: A Tricky Book

September 20, 2017 The Bible can be a tricky book to use. Going out on a limb here, I’ll guess that most of us usually read the Scriptures for a couple of reasons: First, to find some spiritual insight, or a window into the heart of God. We might hope for comfort, or wisdom, or […]

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What I’m Thinking: Clear as Crystal

  When John wrote Revelation, he had to describe what the City of God – what a perfect world – would look like. He made sure to include a river bright as crystal flowing through its center. So why aren’t all of our rivers as bright as God made them? Here’s a transcript: We’re completing […]

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Sermon: Essentials and Opinions

September 17, 2017 Romans 14:1-12 Just Peace Sunday There’s a tempting way to describe the history of the Christian Church, and it goes like this: In the beginning, there was Jesus, and Jesus taught his disciples the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And there was morning, and there was evening, and […]

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What I’m Thinking: What is Important?

  My first thoughts are for those struck by so many disaster around the world. I can’t keep them in my head – I couldn’t in recording these thoughts (I omitted the wildfires in the western United States), which makes me say: God, remember those I cannot. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking that it’s a […]

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Sermon: Fly on the Wings of the Morning

September 10, 2017 Psalm 139:7-12 Season of Creation: Land Sunday Many years ago, I proved how much I love my son. We were on vacation in Baltimore, Maryland, which was the setting for the UCC’s General Synod in July (and that has nothing to do with my story). Baltimore is home to one of the […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Sometimes Following Jesus is Hard

September 6, 2017 Sometimes following Jesus is hard. Darn it. A few days ago I wrote these words to encourage people to turn out on Monday, August 28th, and bear witness for racial justice: “We repudiate the voices of race supremacy and segregation. We declare that a blessed society is one that nurtures all people, […]

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Suicide TALK

On Sunday, September 17, 2017 after our 10 am Worship Service, there will be a guided conversation to learn more about suicide and how we can prevent it. Everyone is invited. We will: · Examine why people experience thoughts of suicide · Encourage open discussion about suicide and attitudes toward it · Explore ways people […]

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Church of the Holy Cross will join with UCC churches throughout the US in offering aid to the thousands who have been displaced, injured, or impoverished by the floods of Hurricane Harvey. Zach Wolgemuth, Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries, believes recovery will take at least five years. “UCC Disaster Ministries has always walked with the […]

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What I’m Thinking: Where to Look

  Where can I go to escape you, God? asked the Psalmist. And the answer, of course, is that God is everywhere. Here’s a transcript: Well, I think it’s Labor Day week, so I haven’t had quite so much time for production. So we’re a little low intensity in production this week. This coming Sunday […]

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Sermon: The Known Unknown

September 3, 2017 Acts 17:22-28 Season of Creation: Forest Sunday In 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was giving a briefing at the Pentagon. Rumsfeld was known for saying memorable things, and fifteen years later, this one still echoes with me. He said: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because […]

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