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What is Your “Life Ring”?

Every one of us has had to live with strain. We’ve gone through hardships, losses, uncertainties, and even failures. And we have come through! We’re here. We’ve found ways to thrive and to heal. Join us after worship on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:00 am, in the Building of Faith, for a conversation about […]

September 4, 2019 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: Cost of Discipleship

Jesus told his followers that his yoke was easy, and his burden was light – but not in Luke 14. In Luke 14, he told them to count the cost before they made the commitment. Here’s a transcript: Jesus is quoted as saying, “Come to me, you who are weary or heavy laden, and I […]

September 3, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: To Choose the Place of Honor

Thrones in Iolani Palace, Honolulu

September 1, 2019Twelfth Sunday after PentecostLuke 14:1, 7-14 by Eric Anderson It seems like such straightforward good advice, doesn’t it? And it’s even Biblical, which should surprise us of Jesus, who rather liked to quote the Scriptures and was really good at it. Proverbs 25 includes these words: “Do not put yourself forward in the […]

September 1, 2019 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Humility

As a dinner guest, Jesus ventured to recommend some humility to those who shared the table. It’s been a virtue ignored by some and enforced on others in our society. Or so I’ve come to think. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fourteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel (Luke 14:1, 7-14), which finds Jesus at […]

August 25, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Keeping the Sabbath

August 25, 2019Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Luke 13:10-17 by Eric Anderson In a poem based on this text, Rachel Hackenberg writes: Kyrie eleison,the weight of pain has worn me down these long yearsso much that I have lost my faith in sabbath restand the hope of healing no longervisits my deepest dreams. I don’t […]

August 25, 2019 in Sermons by

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