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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Sermon – Christmas Story for Families ~ Pastor Jean

December 30, 2018 Pastor Jean tells the Christmas Story for the families of Bethlehem. Did you know that today is actually one of the days of Christmas?  Have you heard that song, the “12 Days of Christmas?”  Right?  Well, this is one of those days.  Even though we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25th, we actually have 12 days until January 6th, which we then celebrate Epiphany or the coming of the wise men.  This morning I brought something that I have used through all these years with my own children to tell the story of Christmas.  

You can read the full sermon here.

Sermon – Christ the King ~ Pastor Jean

November 25, 2018 This weekend we celebrate the festival of Christ the King with the church around the world. This is the final weekend of our liturgical calendar, and what a way to go out, with our powerful, counter-cultural confession that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

You can read the full sermon here.