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Each week, we post Sunday’s sermon by Rev. Eric Anderson. If you can’t join us on Sunday morning, try following #3tweetsermon on Twitter.

Sermon: Come, Holy Spirit, to Aid Us

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May 20, 2018: Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:22-27 It is Pentecost. We’ve heard the story. We’re wearing red – well, at least some of us are wearing red. We’ve sung the songs, despite various warnings on the Internet that some people think singing "Happy Birthday" to the Church is silly. We’ll sing some more…
Tags: #HolySpirit, #Hope, #Pentecost

Sermon: Choices, Choices

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May 13, 2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 This story of the early church sits between that of Jesus’ Ascension – when he left his followers after spending the forty days since his resurrection teaching them further – and Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit sent them out into the public squares to begin…
Tags: #discernment, #prayer

Sermon: Shepherds of Compassion

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April 22, 2018 John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24 For some years, the fourth Sunday of the Easter season has been known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” We read from the same chapter of John’s gospel, Jesus’ pronouncement, “I am the good shepherd.” You’re likely to read, hear, or sing the 23rd Psalm. The readings are so…
Tags: #aloha, #compassion, #GoodShepherd, #Love

Sermon: Understanding and Testimony

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April 15, 2018 Luke 24:36b-48 In 2011, some folks at the Centers for Disease Control were looking for a new way to get people engaged in preparing for some kind of a disaster: to help them look at the needs they might have, the things they might stockpile, the documents to keep safe. If they’d…

Sermon: Forgiving Others for God

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April 8, 2018: Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 The fact that Thomas had to be somewhere else on that first Easter evening, rather than in that locked room with his friends, ended up giving us a lot to talk about. There’s the matter of what is doubt and what is belief. There’s the question…
Tags: #forgiveness

Sermon: Their Story Became Our Story

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April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday Mark 16:1-8 “…And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.” That’s the end of Mark’s gospel in the oldest copies that have survived the nineteen hundred and forty years or so since he wrote it. It is widely viewed as, shall we say, a disappointing ending. The most…
Tags: #Easter, #kuleana, #message

Reading of the Passion from Mark

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On Palm Sunday, worship at Church of the Holy Cross began with an exultant march around the sanctuary, waving palms and singing. The children, of course, took the lead. Later in the service, four readers took on the task of sharing the story of Jesus' last two days: his Passover dinner with his closest friends…
Tags: #Lent, #PalmSunday, #PassionSunday, #worship

Sermon: Is It Well with Your Soul?

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March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday in Lent John 12:20-33 Jesus said, “Now my soul is troubled.” “Now, my soul is troubled.” He had some reason to be exhilarated. He had just ridden into Jerusalem upon a donkey in a deliberate echo, a conscious fulfillment, of a vision of the prophet Zechariah. The city’s people had…
Tags: #soul, #soulcare

Sermon: God So Loved the World

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March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday in Lent John 3:14-21 You know, I wish it were so simple. “Those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.” It’s not clear that these words come from John the gospel writer or…
Tags: #condemnation, #Love, #salvation

Sermon: Can I Be a Little Foolish?

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March 4, 2018 Third Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 A few years ago I learned something that just delighted me. It popped up on the Internet, though it could just as easily have appeared on a T-shirt or on one of those souvenir slogan plaques that you can pick up in tourist destinations everywhere.…
Tags: #cross, #foolishness, #Wisdom
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