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Sermon: Just Don’t Touch My Feet

Maundy Thursday April 5, 2012 Zion Stratford John 13: 1-17, 3b-35 Sermons are meant to be heard – Press Play Just Don’t Touch My Feet Great God, your love has called us here.  Here . . .  tonight . . … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Hour Has Come

Fifth Sunday in Lent March 25, 2012 Zion Stratford John 12:20-33 Sermons are meant to be heard – Press Play  The Hour has Come I spent a lot of time agonizing over this sermon.  Truth be told I agonize over … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Foolishness of the Cross

This is All Foolishness Sermons are meant to be heard – Press Play  The message of the cross seems foolish to those who are lost and dying. But it is God’s power to us who are being saved. It is … Continue reading

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What Did I Sign Up For?

2nd Sunday in Lent March 4, 2012 for Wellesley Mennonite Church Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38  What did I sign up for? I think we can all admit that it wasn’t too awfully long ago that it would be unheard of … Continue reading

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“I Do Choose”

6th Sunday after Epiphany February 12, 2012 Steve Hoffard – Zion Stratford Mark 1:40-45 I Do Choose According to the church calendar, we are still in the season after Epiphany.  This relatively short season between Christmas and Lent is the … Continue reading

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Awe-Filled Ordinary

Baptism of Our Lord – Jan 8, 2012 Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Mark 1: 4-11 Awe-Filled-Ordinary In the beginning . . . God . . . Can we pause here for a moment and take that in . . .  In … Continue reading

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God’s Daring Plan

Christmas Day Dec 25, 2011 at Zion Stratford Luke 2:1-20 Psalm 8 God’s Daring Plan adaption of a sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor[i] As I have shared with many of you previously the story of the shepherds in shepherds’ field … Continue reading

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How Will You Wait?

Third Sunday of Advent December 11, 2011 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 How Will You Wait? This morning as is our tradition we lit the third candle of the advent wreath.  This candle for those of … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Good News

2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40: 1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 The Beginning of the Good News The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  This is how Mark’s gospel begins.  The gospel writer … Continue reading

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The Core of the Faithful

22nd Sunday after Pentecost Zion Lutheran Church – Stratford – November 13th, 2011 Keffer Chapel – WLS – November 10th,2011 1 Corinthians 3:11-23 The Core of the Faithful It is a tradition at our seminary that students in their final … Continue reading

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