Sermon – Our Eyes are Opened ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

April 26, 2020 When confused and distraught, I often stick out my thumb and hitchhike to Emmaus. Theologian Barbara Brown Taylor calls the road to Emmaus “the road of deep disappointment.”  That phrase especially resonates for me right now as we live through a global pandemic that is restructuring our lives and hopes on a daily or even hourly basis!

 

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Sermon – Quarantine Fasting ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

March 29, 2020 I don’t know about you, but I will admit that these days I approach the news with a sense of apprehension and dread – how many more people are infected, how many more people have died – we see the numbers –but I wonder about their stories, what are their names, who are they –I struggle to find the words to offer up a prayer.

 

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Sermon – What Do People Mean When They Say The Bible Is Inspired ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

March 1, 2020 If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her—and it has changed others who have engaged her writings too!

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Sermon – February 9 ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

February 9, 2020 We are back up on the mountain with Jesus this week.  Up on that mountain, where Jesus begins to reveal to the disciples their new identities–telling them who they are.  Last week, we heard the beginning of Jesus’ sermon, known to many as “The Beatitudes,” and it sounded like Jesus is describing some group of people out there. Blessed are the poor, those who morn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers,  and the persecuted, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, they shall inherit the earth, they shall be satisfied, they shall receive mercy, they shall see God, and they shall be called Sons of God.

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Sermon – Good Adventure! ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

February 2, 2020 As we have discovered over the last two weeks, after John baptizes Jesus, Jesus begins to choose his disciples. He summons Peter and Andrew, James and John. And as we learn, they promptly obey Jesus’ summons –they leave their nets, their boats, even their father, and follow Jesus. They appear to be practical sort of guys called from a practical way of making a living – who now set out on a strange and uncharted mission—one that was anything but practical or predictable!

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