Sermon: The Outer Reaches

hands reaching purchased“The Outer Reaches”

(July 5, 2015) Jesus’ interruptions as he goes about his ministry of teaching and healing serve to remind us that we are called to the margins– to be distracted and take notice of those reaching out for help, even– especially– when the rest of society assumes they do not matter. (Mark 5:21-43)

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Sermon: Prayer, Interrupted

candles votives blowoutPrayer, Interrupted

(June 28, 2015) With grief and sorrow, and the commitment not just to pray, but to act, we lift our laments for the attack on Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. (Psalm 1302 Samuel 1:1, 17-27)

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I quote from a reflection by my colleague, Steve Garnaas-Holmes.