Sermon: What Has God Cleansed?

May 19, 2019Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 11:1-18 by Eric Anderson Not to oversell you, here, but this is one of the most important texts in the entire Bible. The story is so important the Luke, the gospel writer who also wrote the Acts of the Apostles, told it not once, not twice, but three […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Grief

May 15, 2019 Grief has a strange property: we rarely mourn one loss at a time. Each new bereavement summons the memories of those we have suffered before. When we weep for the person who has just died, at least some of those tears fall for those who have gone in times past. With every […]

May 15, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Us and Them

Who is “Us” and who is “Them?” It can be a very useful thing – but also a harmful barrier between groups of people. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about “Us” and “Them.” In the eleventh chapter of Acts of the Apostles (Acts 11:1-18), Luke tells the story (three times actually in chapters ten and […]

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Sermon: Please Come to Us

May 12, 2019Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:36-43 by Eric Anderson I’m sure you’ve received the call. You know the one: not the call to some great task with the prospect of honor and reward, not the call to a new vocation (sorry, graduates), not the call to some new deeper relationship with God. The […]

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What I’m Thinking: Healer Needed

Simon Peter found himself asked to visit and offer healing to one of the disciples of Joppa. It also launched a different kind of healing. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the ninth chapter of Acts of the Apostles (Acts 9:36-43), in which Peter gets called out to visit Tabitha, or Dorcas (both of those […]

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Sermon: Apocalypse Now

May 5, 2019Third Sunday of Easter Revelation 5:1-14 by Tracy Barnowe Pastor’s Note: We hope to produce a transcript of this sermon this week. Rev. Barnowe preaches without notes or a prepared manuscript. The audio recording is below: Listen to the Recorded Sermon Photo of the Rev. Tracy Barnowe taken at her workshop on May […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Devotionals

May 1, 2019 It’s a funny thing. I write “devotional works” fairly often. I write sermons every week. I contributed to our Lenten Devotional, Open the Heart, and our Advent Devotional, An Advent of Giving. I think about things in front of a camera each week for What I’m Thinking. Then there’s the Pastor’s Corner […]

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What I’m Thinking: Double Vision

As Luke described the Apostle Paul’s conversation to Christianity, he regained his sight in two senses: both his physical sight, and his ability to perceive the new things God had done in Jesus. Here’s a transcript: We’re very blessed at Church of the Holy Cross to have a special guest to preach to us this […]

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Sermon: We Must Obey

April 28, 2019Second Sunday of Easter Acts 5:27-32 by Eric Anderson Among certain circles, this text gets a lot of attention. Oh, I don’t mean the one we’ve just read. I mean these words from the 13th chapter of Romans: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except […]

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Senior Ministry, April 25

Senior Ministry will meet on Thursday, April 25th at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary for a special delight. We will be treated to a magical May Day Program performed by the talented students of `E Maka`ala School. After the program, please join us in the Building of Faith for lunch (11 a.m.) of kalua pig, […]

April 22, 2019 in Community, Events by

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