What I’m Thinking: Cry Out

  They told Bartimaeus to be silent, but he cried all the louder: “Son of David! Have mercy on me!” And indeed, how other than crying out does anyone obtain mercy or justice? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking a little bit in advance. I’ll be on vacation this coming week, and I won’t be in […]

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Sermon: Jesus Loved Him, Too

October 14, 2018 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 “Jesus, looking at him, loved him.” I don’t know about you, but these words tend to roll past me without getting much of my attention. For one thing, they get followed by something really shocking. For another, I guess I’m accustomed to the idea of Jesus […]

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Lenten Devotional Project

Some years ago, church members contributed memories and reflections for seasonal devotionals. We would like to produce a new one for Lent of 2019. We will need writers, and a small group to assist as editorial assistants or even to interview members who have a story to share but would prefer not to write it. […]

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All Saints Sunday, October 28

All Saints to be Remembered on Homecoming Sunday, October 28 We will light candles in memory of those we have lost over the years during worship on Sunday, October 28, reading the names of those who have died in the last year. If you have a loved one you would like remembered, please call the […]

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What I’m Thinking: What Holds Me Back?

  When a sincerely pious man asked Jesus how to obtain eternal life, the answer was, at first, easy. “Keep the commandments.” After that, though, it got… difficult. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking this week about a conversation that Jesus had with a man who was righteous, good, pious, as recorded in the tenth chapter […]

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Sermon: Children, Come

October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:2-16 I started last week’s sermon with these words, and they seem like good ones to begin today as well: My goodness, what a week. Are you doing all right? A number of us spent time in the church kitchen, or in a car, or in a […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Hope’s Daughters

October 3, 2018 “Hope has two lovely daughters, Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they need not remain as they are.” (Attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo) To be honest, I struggle with all three of these – Hope, Anger, and Courage. I practice, and practice, and […]

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Hale Iki Meal Project

Residents of the temporary shelter villages at Hale Iki in Hawaiian Paradise Park and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa do not have cooking facilities in their “tiny shelters”. Faith communities are stepping forward to provide meals as these people, driven from their homes by the summer’s volcanic eruption, seek permanent places to live.  […]

October 1, 2018 in Community, Events by

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Neighbors in Need, October 7

If scripture commands, “love your neighbor as you love yourself,” then who is my neighbor? The Neighbors in Need offering, which we will receive on October 7th, is the UCCC’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy efforts, […]

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What I’m Thinking: Hard Hearts

  The two stories seem unrelated. Jesus said that the legality of divorce sprang from “hardness of heart,” and then told his disciples to let the children come to him. Perhaps both circumstances arise from different kinds of “hardness of heart.” Here’s a transcript: As we come into World Communion Sunday, I’m thinking about the […]

September 30, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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