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March 24, 2013 Palm Sunday, Year C Preacher: Rev. Raisin Horn No matter your religious preference, it would have been hard to avoid news of a new pope for the Catholic Church.  Imagine yourself in that jam-packed crowd in Rome.  Anticipating the white smoke announcing the election 0
March 3, 2013 Lent 3, Year C Preacher: Paul Muhle May all that I say and think be acceptable to thee, O Yahweh, my rock and my redeemer. Good morning, For those of you who do not know me, I am Paul Muhle. I have been a 0
February 24, 2013 Ignatian Spirituality & The Spiritual Exercises Preacher: Rev. Lori Erickson Let me begin by telling you a story, one that proves yet again that books can change lives. In 1521 in Spain, a young man was recuperating from injuries he had received in a battle. He 0
February 17, 2013 1 Lent, Year C Preacher: Rev. Raisin Horn Luke 4: 1-13 William Shakespeare, the temptations of Jesus, and the Lord’s Prayer St. Luke’s account of Jesus facing temptation from the devil in the wilderness leads listeners into a marvelous exchange in which the devil 0
January 20, 2013 2 Epiphany, Year C Preacher: Rev. Raisin Horn Whenever we hear the story of Jesus turning water into wine, I think of the acolyte who accidentally poured wine instead of water over my hands after I set the altar table. I take liturgy very 0
December 30, 2012 First Sunday after Christmas, Year C Preacher: Marc Haack A quick overview of the four Gospels shows us how differently each of the writers addressed the Christmas story,… or in the case of Mark, didn’t! Of course Luke provides us with the story we know best, 0
December 23, 2012 Mary the Fierce Preacher: Rev. Lori Erickson Luke 1:39-55   In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary”s greeting, 1
December 16, 2012 3 Advent, Year C Preacher: Rev. Raisin Horn Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 December 16, 2012 On Friday, as I sat reading St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians and Luke’s  gospel with John the Baptist shouting, “You brood of vipers,” the devastating news of the 0
November 18, 2012 The End of the World Preacher: Meg Wagner Proper 28, Year B When I was growing up, there was a popular song by the band REM called, “It’s the End of the World As We Know It.” The song kept coming to mind in the 0
November 11, 2012 24 Pentecost, Year B   Preacher: Rev. Raisin Horn Mark 12:38-44 If you were lucky enough to be here last Sunday for our baptismal liturgy, you may have heard Fr. Ben say to the newly baptized, “Your family is bigger than you thought!” Those 0
October 21, 2012 Job & Healing Preacher: Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel Text: Job 42:1-6 (and 10-17) Then Job answered the LORD: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. `Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?”  Therefore 0
October 14, 2012 20 Pentecost, Year B Preacher: The Rev. Raisin Horn Mark 10:117-31 A divided heart Many things can go wrong with the heart.  We hear of heartaches, broken hearts, heart attacks, heart murmurs; being faint-hearted, hard-hearted or heavy-hearted, having hearts in the right place. Three 0
September 30, 2012 Final Sermon at Trinity Preacher: Rev. Mel Schlachter In 1973 when Barbara and I said goodbye to a church for the first time, St. Andrews, Yonkers, one of the little old ladies of the church (she was old and quite short, but fit and 0
September 23, 2012 This Old House, part 2 Preacher: Rev. Canon Thomas Hulme III. SERMON: “This Old House , Part II” (Ref: Proverbs 31) A. In 2009 I gave the first part of this sermon; It was then a time of transition-the last Sunday before we began the reconstruction 0
September 22, 2012 Whoever Welcomes One Such Child Preacher: Rev. Mel Schlachter “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me…” In Jesus’ culture children were often treated as throwaways, given as much regard as lepers, so he is saying that this outcast has something important to 0