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July 28, 2013 Pentecost 10 Preacher: Marcus J. Haack In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. We truly are creatures of habit, aren”t we? Some of you may have heard the story of the priest who 0
July 20, 2013 Marian P. Kellogg Memorial Preacher: The Rev. Raisin Horn Thank you. Thank you, each one of you here, for being part of this service to remember, honor, and give thanks for the life of Marian Kellogg. I begin with an expression of thanks with 0
July 17, 2013 Pentecost 9, year C Preacher: Rev. Canon Thomas Hulme. I. Amos 8:1-12. Two tracts of readings. The first continues the selection from the Prophet Amos-8th C. BC. These are firm demands for justice and God’s concern for the poor. No cheating them by false 0
June 30, 2013 Pentecost 8, Year C Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb 2 King 2:1-2, 6-14; Ps 77:1-2, 11-20; Gal 5:1, 13-25; Lk 9:51-62 Good Morning! While there’s not an intentional theme guiding the choice of these (Track #1) semi-continuous readings we hear in Pentecost from the 0
June 23, 2013 Holy Silence Preacher: Rev. Lori Erickson 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a: Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods 0
June 16, 2013 Pentecost 6, Year C Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb 1 Kings 21:1-2a; Psalm 5:1-8; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3 Today we have two fabulous stories, the first about Ahab and Elijah from the Book of Kings, and the other a story from Luke’s gospel about 0
June 2, 2013 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb 1 Kings 18:20-39; Ps 96; Gal.1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 All of our readings today seem to be saying something about authority, a word that many Americans and most teenagers almost instinctually react to and want to 0
May 26, 2013 Trinity Sunday Preacher: Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel Eternal One, may we be present to your Presence closer than breathing. Amen. Try something with me. Bring your awareness to your heart center and breathe. Breathe in from your back and chest to the heart 0
May 19, 2013 Pentecost Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb Happy Birthday! This is the feast day of Pentecost, the spiritual birthday of the Church! We trace our spirit-filled origins to an event that describes the coming of the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus, 0
May 12, 2013 Youth Sunday Preacher: Mike Wagner Good morning. For those of you who don”t know me, I”m Mike Wagner and I’ve got to say, I love this church. I want to thank you for putting up with me for these 17 years. At 0
May 5, 2013 Choral Evensong Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb Ecclesiastes 42:1-12, 27-32; Ps 17, 28, 29; Mt 6:24-34a Years ago when I worked in the Iowa Legislature, I served the standing committee on Agriculture whose chairperson at the time was Wendell Pellett, a farmer 0
April 24, 2013 Feast Day of St. Mark Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb In a recent sermon, I suggested that Trinity has been a “transitional” church for at least a decade, meaning a church of a particular size (225 ASA) with a set of dynamics that really stretches 0
April 21, 2013 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb Acts 9:36-43; Ps 23; Rev 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 After this week’s deluge, I know that not a few of you have spent some long hours mopping out basements, or surveying the damage from flash floods 0
April 14, 2013 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C Preacher: Rev. Benjamin S. Webb Acts 9:1-6 (7-20); Ps 30; Rev 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 ALLELUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN! THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA! Sometimes in our lives, we just have to admit that the way we’ve been living or 0
March 28, 2013 Maundy Thursday Preacher: Meg Wagner If I had to pick just two services for a stranger to the Christian tradition to attend to get a broad picture of what we are about, I would choose an Easter Baptism service and Maundy Thursday 0