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Journeying into the Unknown

September 20, 2020 Genesis 12:1-9 Isaiah 43:18-19   For hundreds of years, the Church of Jesus Christ has paddled along. Sure, there have been waves and some wind however most of the time it has been smooth water. And then in the last few decades, the Church has found...
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Pilgrims on a Journey

September 13, 2020 1 Corinthians 12:4-31 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Over the last 6 months, we have been reminded that the church is not a building. The church is a body, the body of Jesus Christ. With our different points of view, our different gifts and talents, our...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need Community

August 30, 2020 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Matthew 18:18-20 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Recently, I came across this quote, “The nomad spirit of modernity has dashed the integrity of community – but not the need for it.” (Harold Beekser, Patches of Godlight: Father Tim’s Favorite...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need Nature

August 23, 2020 Psalm 104:1-13, Psalm 8 Genesis 1: 11, 20, 24-25 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   You may have heard of ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder. Have you ever heard of NDD though? While not a formal medical diagnosis, NDD, Nature Deficit Disorder, is used to describe the...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need Hope

August 16, 2020 Ezekial 37:1-14 Romans 5:5 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   “You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick, but God will use this mess for good. In the meantime, don’t be foolish or naïve, but don’t despair either. With God’s help, you will get...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need a Way

August 9, 2020 Confirmation Sunday 2 Timothy 1:5-7 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Back in the wintertime, when this Confirmation group began their last unit in a two year Confirmation journey, I joked that we liked them too much to let them go, that we were just going to keep...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need Music

August 2, 2020 Psalm 100 & 150 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Music has many wonderful benefits that science has discovered. We don’t need science though to tell us that music is comforting, that music is inspiring, that music can calm our hearts and lift...
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For Such a Time as this, We Need Comfort & Joy

July 26, 2020 John 1:1-5 Isaiah 9:2-7 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Ambiguous loss. It’s a term psychologist Pauline Boss identified to name losses that don’t have a resolution. At first, the term was used for the grief that comes with a loved one being there but not there, like...
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For Such a Time as This, We Need God’s Presence

There was a time when I would read the 23rd psalm at a memorial service, and people would say it along with me. That rarely happens anymore. These days when I mention the 23rd psalm while planning someone’s memorial service, I often receive a blank stare from their family.   I go...
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For such a time as this, we need to trust God

July 12, 2020 Esther 2:5-11, 15-18, 4:1-17 Rev. Kristen Kleiman   In the classic Disney movies from the 1940’s and 50’s, the heroine was always a beautiful, meek, young woman who showed her loving heart by singing to animals and being kind to all, winning the prince with her...
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