Shepherds Not Sheep

Rev. Jill Komura The United Churches of Olympia November 29, 2015 First Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16 Luke 21:25-36 PRAYER: Gracious God, shine the light of your spirit on your Word for us today, Help us to deepen our understanding of your Holy Promise and grow closer in our relationship

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For All Saints Day

The United Churches – November 1, 2015 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44 In my work as a Hospital Chaplain I have infrequently been present in the Emergency Room when people arrive without a pulse and are resuscitated. Things are usually very chaotic and dire upon the person’s arrival. Usually the medics

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Trust In the Promise

October 25, 2015 Jeremiah 29:8-14 Deuteronomy 14:22-26 Malachi 3:10   As most of you know I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. My parents carried me in the doors of the church as an infant and we were in church every Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. Thanks

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Remembering Michael Brown

Ephesians 6:10-13, Jeremiah 6:14-15 Back in the late 1990’s I was elected to a National Committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA). I really didn’t care what committee that I was elected to because I just wanted to be on a NATIONAL committee. All the cool kids were doing it. At the

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Seeking Wisdom in Thin Places

Seeking Wisdom in Thin Places by The Rev. Jill Komura Psalm 111; 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Please join me in prayer: God, help us grow in wisdom as we ponder these texts and their meaning for our lives. May we continually turn to you in reverence, humility, gratitude and praise, seeking you

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Be Love

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Song of Songs 2:8-13 The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice. My beloved

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