Category Archives: Sunday sermonette

The Spirit Anointed Christ for Mercy

Our reflection today come from Rev. Bernie Seter, chairman of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Board for International Mission. The series is based on Luke 4:18-19 and begins us on our Lenten journey. The complete Lenten series is at … Continue reading

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Words

Today’s reflection comes from Hamilton Throckmorton, senior pastor at Federated Church (United Church of Christ), Chagrin Falls, OH. It was in The Spire, the church’s newsletter. He can be reached at fedchurch@fedchurch.org. Thanks Hamilton. Several weeks ago, I attended a … Continue reading

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We are His

When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove Him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might … Continue reading

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Faith

This week’s Sunday reflection focuses on Christ healing a Roman officer’s son/servant in Matthew 8:5-13 from The Interpreter’s Bible. Matthew’s ambiguous pais  can mean either “son” or “servant.” Luke understands it unambiguously as “servant” (Luke 7:2), while the related story in John … Continue reading

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To Bring Good News to the Poor

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues, I’ll share these words from Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, a Roman Catholic religious community of brothers and priests in the tradition … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Lord

The sevenfold occurrence of the phrase the voice of the LORD in Psalm 29 intrigues me. Then, when we come to the Matthew reading, the words of Isaiah Jesus quoted arrest our attention, This people honors Me with their lips … Continue reading

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Stewards of the Blessing of Time

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … — Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dr. Seuss wrote, “How did it get late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My … Continue reading

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