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The Practice of Presence

The Practice of Presence

“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” –Psalm 139:7 Our stewardship focus this month in worship is on the promises we make when we join or belong to a faith community. Those promises including upholding the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and […]

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  October 15, 2018   No comments
Holy Mystery

Holy Mystery

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” –Psalm 139:13-14 In September, our worship is centering on who we are as people called United Methodist. This past […]

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  September 17, 2018   No comments
Perspective

Perspective

“I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where will my help come? My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.” –Psalm 121:1-2 “I have said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” […]

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  August 27, 2018   No comments
Capacity

Capacity

“In you, O God, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.” –Psalm 71:1-2 God never fails to meet us where we are, and exactly how and who we are. For God, no one is a lost […]

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  August 20, 2018   No comments
Sightings & Signs

Sightings & Signs

“On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.” –Psalm 138:3 This past week, as the cleanup continued following the gas explosion and fires in downtown Sun Prairie, a sighting of a brilliant red cardinal was seen sitting on the fence that had been decorated with flowers near the debris […]

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  July 23, 2018   No comments
Contrasts

Contrasts

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? … I will sing to the Lord, because God has dealt bountifully with me.” –Psalm 13:1, 6 So often our days and weeks are filled with contrasts. This past week was no exception. A couple contrasts stand […]

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  April 24, 2018   No comments
Being Present

Being Present

“I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth…The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.” –Psalm 121:1-2, 8 In the midst of all that goes on in our own lives […]

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  April 9, 2018   No comments
Stronghold

Stronghold

“My God, my strength in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold.” –Psalm 18:2 As we enter into this week we call Holy Week, we will hear and feel the betrayal, pain and grief that is part of the story of Jesus during the last week of his […]

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  March 26, 2018   No comments
Three Questions

Three Questions

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  –Psalm 19:14 Parker Palmer is an author and teacher, who comes from the Quaker tradition. In one of his books I have been rereading recently, he thanks his wife for be a trusted […]

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  March 12, 2018   No comments
Resisting Evil

Resisting Evil

“Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind…You, O Lord, will protect us; you will guard us from this generation forever.” –Psalm 12:1, 7 The beginning of the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday last week was forever changed for many of God’s children with […]

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  February 19, 2018   No comments