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Holy Week 2019: Middle. End. Beginning.

Beginning. Middle. End. That’s always the order. Of course. BEGINNINGS: Well, babies. New ventures. First day of school. So often full of hope. Excitement! Anticipation! Dreams! Though probably mixed with anxiety. Awkwardness. Trepidation. THE MIDDLE: Well, everything’s that’s not the beginning or the end. It covers a lot of ground. Ups. Downs. Sideways. The same […]

“Cancelling” Church, and Worshipping Together Anyway!

After a great deal of back and forth, Pastor Gretchen and I have decided to cancel worship services at the church tomorrow. It’s supposed to get down to 15 degrees tonight, and that means any wetness on the roads will freeze, and still be frozen tomorrow a.m. While some of us could make it if […]

SERMON: February 11, 2017 “The Mountain IS Out!”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 9:2-9  2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared […]

Day By Day: Lenten Devotional 2018

Stories, Thoughts & Prayers from Our Redeemer’s Community for the Days of Lent 2018 YOU CAN DO THIS!!!  IT IS NOT HARD! To sign up, click here! For a list of the Bible verse texts, click here! WHAT? OUR SHARED AIM: To share our experiences and thoughts relating to a verse of the Bible. WHY?  […]

SERMON: January 21, 2018 “Snagged…”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:14-20 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the reign of God has come near; change your hearts and minds, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the […]

SERMON: January 7, 2018 “Reflecting the Light of Christ”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the […]

From the Pastor – August 2017

Here are some responses to my recent sermon called, “Jesus Repents”, which spoke to the need, as followers of Jesus, to repent of our own distancing from the racism in our nation and ourselves, and commit ourselves to listen, learn and act with people of color. “You should have condemned Trump outright.  Spell out how […]

From the Pastor – July 2017

10 “SPIRITUAL” WAYS TO RELAX THIS SUMMER Even when you’re not on vacation! Summer — such a delicious time of year!  Even if the pace doesn’t slow as much as we’d like, the focus shifts and the weather (usually) is glorious! In keeping with our Spiritual Life Hack explorations and focus on how faith practices […]

Ash Wednesday: the Meaning Behind the Dust

Ash Wednesday Service: February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. And then there are the ashes. Our Christian face paint. Outrageous, when you think about it. Ash equals garbage, what’s left when something is all burned up, its useful life is over–or just destroyed. Dirty and messy, hard to wash off completely, it gets […]

Calling a Second Pastor

Our Redeemer’s will be calling a second pastor! They will be Pastor of Community Building and Justice Partnerships. After reading the job description here: Our Redeemer’s 2nd Pastor Position, if you know someone you think would be a good candidate, or are interested yourself, please call Assistant to the Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, Rev. […]

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