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October 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Just As We Are - SERMON

Omair Haque of London lamented how social media is permeated with "endless bickering, the predictable snark, [and] the general atmosphere of little violences." Too often, that sounds like the church! I'm thinking that Jesus had something else in mind for his people; that maybe we should honor each other Just As We Are. No snark allowed.

Added by Becky on October 25, 2015 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

On Being a Servant - SERMON by Cindy Roehl

It's not every day that a new ministry, and old ministry, and the Gospel readings have a direct relation. On the day that the gospel has Jesus equating discipleship and servanthood, during her sermon On Being a Servant, Deacon Cindy Roehl was able to announce the opening of a new food pantry that both of the clergy of Good Shepherd had a hand in starting. Not only that, our people…

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Added by Becky on October 18, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Downsizing - SERMON by the Rev. Leigh Vander Meer

Do you own your possessions, or do they own you? How about your hobbies? Your job? Your habits? The tactics you use to get what you want? Do you control them, or do they control you? The Rev. Leigh Vander Meer, our guest priest this week, tells the personal story of her encounters with these questions in her sermon Downsizing.

Added by Becky on October 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dog Heroes

October 4, 2015: We observed the Feast of St. Francis today. The second service was the Blessing of the Animals, which was supposed to be outside. 20 minutes before we were scheduled to start, a squall started blowing up, so everyone grabbed a chair, a piece of equipment, and their pets, and we dashed into the Parish Hall. It was great, chaotic fun, though the aroma of damp dog was noticeable.  

Anyway, I chose to give extemporaneous sermons at both services. I played off the bumper…

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Added by Becky on October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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