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Reflection 11/1: The End of Job

Reflection 11/1: The End of Job

Dear Beloved Community of St. John’s, It would be wrong to see the ending of the book of Job in a romanticized way. Job is made once again whole. Yet, the pieces have not...


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Bulletin 10/28: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin 10/28: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

PRELUDE MUSIC (a time for silent reflection) WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS HYMN #723 RED                             Shall We Gather at the River Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod, with its crystal...


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Reflection 10/24: The Voice of God

Reflection 10/24: The Voice of God

Dear Beloved Community of St. John’s, What does the voice of God sound like? Thunder, we might say, thinking back to Exodus. Like the voice of Paul Robeson or James Earl Jones. Rich, resonant,...


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Bulletin 10/21: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin 10/21: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

PRELUDE MUSIC (a time for silent reflection) WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   HYMN #304 BLUE                           I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved, and free,...


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Reflection 10/17: Job and Jesus

Reflection 10/17: Job and Jesus

Dear Beloved Community of St. John’s,   How deep into suffering would we need to be thrown in order to curse God? Or to walk away from God? That is the place where Job...


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Bulletin 10/14: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin 10/14: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

PRELUDE MUSIC (a time for silent reflection) WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS HYMN #637 BLUE                           How Firm a Foundation, v. 1-3 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in...


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Reflection 10/11: Beginning the Book of Job

Reflection 10/11: Beginning the Book of Job

Dear Beloved Community of St. John’s, This Sunday, I’m starting a four-week preaching series on the book of Job. The text is rhetorically grand. It examines gnawing issues such as why bad things happen...


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