Slow Church #2 – Patience and Wholeness

February 12, 2017 The other day for our Bible Study Class I asked the participants to check in with one another sharing how they practice their patience. Almost without exception, members of the Bible Study confessed that they do not have much in the way of patience. A couple of

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Slow Church #1 Terrior

Romans 12:9-21 Isaiah 58:9-12 As you might remember, I moved up here in 2010 from Napa, CA where I had been the Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. My husband was born and raised in Napa. Napa, CA is all about the food and the wine. When we first

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Symbols and Songs

The United Churches, January 21, 2017 Psalm 27:1-9 Isaiah 9:1-4 During the month of January, I am focusing on what it means to be a people with a prophetic voice. As you know, I don’t believe that prophets are people who see the future by looking in a crystal ball

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God Lives Here

Sermon by Lara Crutsinger-Perry 2016 was quite a year! Social media this week has been filled with lists and video and pictures and commentary about the best and worst of all of it. There were horrible atrocities in places like Aleppo, in the streets of our cities, political struggles across

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Using Your Imagination

January 8, 2017 Acts 10: 34-43 Isaiah 42:1-9 Throughout the month of January, I wanted to focus on prophets. I felt that with the new year, the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the inauguration, that it would be an important time to have a prophetic view of things.

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Not That Kind of King

The United Churches – November 20, 2016 Rev. Tammy Stampfli Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 23:33-43 Probably the most bizarre women’s retreat that I ever attended was put on by a group called “Daughters of the King.” I was a pastor of a small congregation in the small town of Reedsport, OR

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