Sermon – Altar Call ~ Pastor Jean Duran

February 28, 2021 Each summer after my fifth and sixth year in school, I attended a week long bible camp, church camp, with a friend of mine, at Camp Cedar Crest, which is located in the mountains of Southern California. I have to tell you that I loved those two weeks of camp. Hiking and canoeing, all those crafts that we did, sports, bible study, and at the end of the day, the time that we gathered around for the evening campfire where we would sing those silly camp songs like “Little Rabbit Foo Foo”,  and “Do Your Ears Hang Low.”

 

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Sermon – Conflict and Forgiveness ~ Pastor Jean Duran

 

September 7, 2020 In my first parish I worked in, I worked with an older pastor who had been in ministry for many years. Unfortunately his life experience, his experience in ministry, had caused him to be quite a cynic. I remember there was one thing he said over and over again.  Whenever you get people together, you are guaranteed two things: trash and arguments.

 

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Sermon – Why Have You Forsaken Me? ~ Pastor Jean Duran

July 7, 2019 A couple of months ago I was making a cake with my granddaughter, Arabella. As I was pressing the beaters into the mixer with my left hand, my right hand accidentally pressed the on button, which started turning the beaters, and my fingers along with them. My middle finger was so twisted and the pain so great that I was sure my finger was broken! Thankfully, it wasn’t broken. This past Wednesday, I went to the chiropractor and had him look at it and he made some adjustments on it that have helped a lot but, he knew how much I have suffered with it over the past couple of months, and he said to me, “Why did God do that to you?”

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Sermon – Weaving the Threads of Who We Are ~ Pastor Jean Duran

May 26, 2019 When my husband and I were first married we lived in North Bend, WA., which is near Seattle. Ruben was a youth director at Mt. Si Lutheran Church and I was a full-time student finishing up my bachelor in biblical studies at the Lutheran Bible Institute. We were blessed to spend one weekend at a retreat center called Holden Village, which you may remember hearing about because Pastor Sarah and Andrew have also been there.The weekend that Ruben and I spent at Holden we worked on a hand loom and wove this stole together. We took turns weaving and it was beautiful to see the stole take shape as thread upon thread was woven together. It really was a labor of love and now, almost 39 years later, this stole has become a symbol of the many things that have been woven into our married life together.

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