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funeral sermon in Advent: Faith in the Night

From the Gospel of John, the first chapter (v.5.9): “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it … The true light, which enlightens everyone, is coming into the world.” These days, we walk in darkness. … Continue reading

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A New Way to Pray: Tracking the Trajectory of the Reformation

What follows are the lecture notes for Week Three in the course I am giving at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality (www.osts.ca) this Fall. Reformation Sunday is on the last Sunday in October, October 28, 2018. It is … Continue reading

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Into the deep end

I’d like you to meet Harry Truman, at the end of his life. This is not Harry Truman the 33rdpresident of the USA. This is Harry Truman, the eighty-three-year-old who, in March 1980, refused to budge from his home at … Continue reading

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funeral sermon – Epiphany

Something of eternal consequence had already started the day before Derry died. As is customary in the weekly bible study at Faith, we take turns reading the scripture for the day. And we read that same scripture over three times, … Continue reading

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From Loss to Life

“I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little … and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  -Paul, to the Philippians 4:11-13 One … Continue reading

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From memory to presence

Whenever we suffer the stress of living, we naturally reach for ways of coping. Memory can be a healing salve. Not only remembering loved ones and friends from our past. But when it comes to observing traditions and special occasions … Continue reading

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Annual Pastor’s Report

Effective Partnerships The most significant event in the life of Faith Lutheran Church in 2016, was the decision to complete an extensive renovation of our worship space and narthex hallway. To complete this major modernization project, we partnered with the … Continue reading

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