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14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)

Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 114 Romans 14:1-2 Matthew 18:21-35 This past Thursday marked the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington DC, and rural Pennsylvania.  Like many of you, I remember exactly where I was when I first heard the news of that day.  It was an unforgettable day in…

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Tenth Sunday afterPentecost (Proper 15) – Rev. Paul Habersang

Exodus 1:8-2:10 August 24, 2014 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 We begin this morning’s reflection with a question: “But who do you say that I am?” That was the question that Jesus asked of his disciples in today’s passage from Matthew’s gospel. This seemingly harmless question that Jesus posed to his friends about their…

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11) – Rev. Paul Habersang

Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Let us pray:  Surely, Lord, you are in this place, the place where your people gather to worship. Yet, just as surely, you are in other places as well: the places of our suffering, our striving, our joys, our brokenness and our sorrows.  Sharpen our…

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Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – Rev. Beth Ann Maier

We are now in a long slog of Ordinary Time with very difficult readings whose purpose is to force us to examine what it means to identify as a Christian. It is definitely not suited to an easy-going summery morning of church-“lite”. These are not readings where it is possible to check your brains at…

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Third Sunday After Pentecost – Diane Holland

May the words of my lips and the meditations of each heart be acceptable in the sight of our sovereign God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I can just hear the reactions of some of you to today’s readings – “That’s not the God I know, making a man…

Instructed Eucharist – Diane Holland, June 15, 2014

Welcome to Christ Church! Whether you’ve come here for 60 years or 6 months or this is your first time here, we are excited to welcome you! We hope each of you will feel warmly embraced and comfortable here as we gather together to spend time celebrating the light and truth of God. We know…