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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: Very, Very Special

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June 24, 2018 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:35-41 The power of nature can be, probably always should be, a scary thing: something to stimulate the fear that becomes caution, consideration, respect. The prayer of Breton fishermen could be echoed by ocean voyagers of every sea and every language: "O God, thy sea is so…
Tags: #courage, #faith, #power, #trouble

Sermon: Let Me Take a Closer Look

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June 17, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 4:26-34 This has not been a good week for public interpretation of the Bible. Let me take a closer look: The Attorney General of the United States chose to use Romans 13:1 to justify this administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which includes separation of children from their parents…
Tags: #Bible, #children, #Hope

Sermon: Just a Leader – That’s All We Ask

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June 10, 2018 Third Sunday after Pentecost 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel had a problem. Their government wasn’t working the way it was supposed to. In those days, the nation of Israel was a somewhat loose confederation of the twelve tribes. The elders of the tribes took care of most of the day-to-day…
Tags: #leadership, #planning, #work

Sermon: What Is Right?

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June 3, 2018 Second Sunday after Pentecost Mark 2:23-3:6 "What Is Right?" That’s a pretty blunt title for a sermon, isn’t it? If the title of my sermon ends with a question mark, you would do well to suspect that I didn’t know the answer when I wrote down the question. Further, if the title…
Tags: #rest, #sabbath, #service

Sermon: The Mystery of Call

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May 27, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-8 I titled this sermon, “The Mystery of Call,” which mostly meant that what I would say was a mystery to me at the time. For sheer drama, it is difficult to beat the pageantry of Isaiah’s call to prophecy, which he gave us here in chapter six of his book.…
Tags: #call

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
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