What I’m Thinking: Pause to Learn

The story of Mary and Martha usually sets up an argument between those who value the internal life of the soul, and those who live their faith in worldly service. But wouldn’t it benefit all of us to pause and learn from time to time? Here’s a transcript: I have two stories in mind this […]

July 15, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Temple of the Kingdom

July 14, 2019Fifth Sunday after PentecostAmos 7:7-17 by Eric Anderson There are definitely days that I could skip right over the Book of the prophet Amos without regret. Actually, I could spend most of my days not reading the Book of Amos without regret. Because I usually regret reading from the Book of the prophet […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Hard Conversations

July 3, 2019 How do we talk about things when the topic is hard? At last week’s General Synod of the United Church of Christ, we saw this question arise more than once. People in the Church don’t always agree about everything (I’m sure that’s no surprise to anyone), and sometimes deeply held values conflict […]

July 12, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Whose Sanctuary?

The prophet Amos was asked to leave his nation for criticizing the King in “the King’s sanctuary.” But whose was it, really? Here’s a transcript: I’m glad to be back in Hilo after a couple of weeks away. I spent a week at the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, […]

July 7, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Peace to this House

July 7, 2019Fourth Sunday after PentecostLuke 10:1-11, 16-20 by Eric Anderson What is the core mission of the Church of Jesus Christ? It’s one of those questions we get to ask, and that we must ask, over and over again. We even wrote it into the Constitution of the United Church of Christ: “[The UCC] […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Off to Synod

June 19, 2019 By the time you read this, I will be winging my way (or rather, an airplane will be winging me on my way) to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the thirty-second General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Unlike Sue Smith and John Narruhn, who will be voting delegates who actually have to […]

June 19, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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Open Community Sing

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, everyone is welcome to join in our Open Community Sing! NOTE: Community Sing will resume July 11, 2019.Bring a song, an instrument, or simply your voice to raise in song. “Remember when you sing in a community, that you are not just making your way through a […]

June 18, 2019 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: Loss and Hope

I’m traveling during the next couple of weeks. My thoughts, rather than holding to a Scripture text, are on some people we grieve at Church of the Holy Cross this month. Here’s a transcript: I confess it. I’m not thinking about a Scripture passage coming up in the Revised Common Lectionary. I will be traveling […]

June 16, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Oh, To Be Wise

June 16, 2019Trinity SundayProverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 by Eric Anderson When the preacher begins a sermon with a list of the things that the sermon might have been about but isn’t, it’s a sign of at least one thing and possibly two things. It’s certainly a sign that the topics before the preacher are bigger than […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Influence

June 5, 2019 How many people do you influence? I would guess it’s more than you imagine. What you say, what you do (and what you don’t say and what you don’t do) makes a difference in the lives of the people you see nearly every day. Think about their faces for a moment. Some […]

June 14, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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