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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: Let God Rise Up

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May 24, 2020Seventh Sunday of Easter Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 by Eric Anderson There once was a saffron finch who wanted to change his feathers. That was a shame, because they were bright and golden and lustrous in the sun. You could see their glory for miles, which is an exaggeration but it played right into…
Tags: Faith, Hope

Sermon: Never Alone

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May 17, 2020Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21 by Eric Anderson If you’re a myna, the world can be a noisy place. In case you haven’t noticed, mynas like to hop around on the metal roofs of houses, and they can sure make a racket. Bang! Bang! Bang! All day long. Then there’s the rush…
Tags: Alone, HolySpirit

Sermon: Ask Me for Anything

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May 10, 2020Fifth Sunday of EasterMother’s Day John 14:1-14 by Eric Anderson He had been to the amusement park, so he knew how to drive a car. He was young. Maybe about six or seven. And he’d been to the amusement park where they had the cars you could drive yourself. Mom had sat with…
Tags: Faith, Prayer, Satisfaction

Sermon: Overflowing Cup

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May 3, 2020Fourth Sunday of EasterGood Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23 by Eric Anderson The ‘amakihi was hungry. Frankly, she was always hungry. She was no glutton, no. She was a grazer. She’d take a sip of nectar from an ohi’a lehua here, then a crunch of an insect there, and a dip into a mamane…
Tags: Comfort

Sermon: Best Meal Ever

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April 26, 2020Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 by Eric Anderson The young koa’e kea had a dream. He wanted to eat. In his life thus far, he considered, he hadn’t done a lot of eating. By his standards, he hadn’t done any eating. The time inside the egg he didn’t really remember very well,…
Tags: Easter, Resurrection

Sermon: Aching for a Touch

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April 19, 2020Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 by Eric Anderson What goes through the mind of a seed? A seed doesn’t have much of a mind, of course. It doesn’t have a brain. It doesn’t have anything to think with. Still. A seed makes some decisions, doesn’t it? Why does a seed lie quietly…
Tags: Resurrection

Sermon: You’ve Got to Do What You’ve Got to Do

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April 12, 2020Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 by Eric Anderson When he woke up, it was dark. I mean really dark. Not like the dark of night time, with moon and stars and lights outside. Not even like the dark of a cloudy moonless night, which still has some brightness in it. Not like the dark…
Tags: Resurrection

Sermon: Dry Bones

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March 29, 2020Fifth Sunday in Lent Ezekiel 37:1-14 by Eric Anderson The ‘apapane was really disappointed. She had been a part of the weekly ‘apapane races for, well, for ever. It was really only about three weeks, but when you’re new at something, that can seem like forever. Oh, you don’t know about the ‘apapane…
Tags: Covid-19, Hope, Spirit

Sermon: A Different Way

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March 22, 2020Fourth Sunday in Lent John 9:1-41 by Eric Anderson The young koa’e kea knew how to fish. Step one: Fly over a particular patch of sea. Step two: Look down. Step three: Spot a school of fish or squid. Step four: Pick one. Step five: Hover briefly with your beak pointed at the…
Tags: Different, Worship

Sermon: Give Me Thirst

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Important Announcement At a meeting on March 15, 2020, the Board of Deacons of Church of the Holy Cross resolved to suspend in-person worship services for March 22 and March 29. We will consider the situation as we approach April and decide whether it is wise to resume gathering for worship. In the meantime, we…
Tags: Covid-19, Health
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