Tag Archives: loss

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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Funeral sermon – Thanksgiving

Isaiah 25:6-10 — On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear.  And he will destroy on this … Continue reading

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Better is not what you think

What happens when doors close and we don’t see other doors open? Life is full of closed doors: unemployment, failure to graduate, illness, tragedy, lost friendships, divorce — the list goes on. What happens when you are stuck in the … Continue reading

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The return journey of Transfiguration

When I first watched Danny Macaskill’s video, “The Ridge”, I assumed the incredible journey on his mountain bike would culminate at the pinnacle. When he lifts his bicycle over his head through the streaming rays of glorious sunshine on top … Continue reading

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