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Serving Together

February 11, 2024 Matthew 7:12, 25:34-40 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   If you don’t know his story, you definitely know his name.  Johnny Appleseed was a real person.  He was born John Chapman in Massachusetts in 1774.  Many a camper knows the Johnny Appleseed grace “O the Lord...
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Walking with God

February 4, 2024 Isaiah 55:8-11 Micah 6:8 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Why?  Why? Why – why- why – why?  It’s a stage we all go through as humans – the “why” stage, the curiosity phase; the constantly asking questions period in our lives.  Many a tired and annoyed parent ask...
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Walking Together

January 28, 2024 Luke 5:1-11, 10:25-28 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   (Theme song to Lone Ranger: William Tell Overture)  Throughout the countryside, he traveled, sharing the good news of God’s love.  From town to town he went, teaching, healing, sharing. Sometimes by foot,...
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People of the Way

January 21, 2024 Luke 1:68-79 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Once upon a time, in a land not so very different from our own, a person walked along a country road.  In another land and time, a different person walked along a bustling city street.  Different lands, different times,...
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Star Gifts 2024

January 7, 2024 Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   “What’s the big deal about star gifts?” was the comment posted by a clergy person in a Facebook group I belong to.  Whether you are new to star gifts this year or have been choosing a star gift for years, it’s a really...
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No Two Alike

December 31, 2023 Luke 2:1-20 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Usually, by this time of year, we have had some snow here in Connecticut.  Now, whether the lack of snow makes you sad or less than sad, I think we can all agree that snowflakes are pretty wondrous. Throughout my life,...
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Reflecting the Light

December 10, 2023 Matthew 5:13-16 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Jesus says ‘we are the salt of the earth’ to remind his followers of our calling to enhance the lives of others, to bring out the best in them just like salt brings out the best flavor in other foods. Jesus say...
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Preparing for the Light

December 3, 2023 John 1:7-9 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Santa in the Macy’s Day parade got 31 floats, 11 marching bands, 25 sets of performers, 29 clown crews, 25 balloons, and 6 balloonicles to prepare the way for him on Thanksgiving Day.  (And in case you don’t know what a...
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Light of the World

November 26, 2023 John 8:12 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   It seems like this year more and more people put up and turned on their Christmas lights days and even weeks before Thanksgiving.  I know of a few people who had their Christmas trees up right after Veteran’s Day.  On the...
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Always Precious to God

November 12, 2023 Psalm 139:1-14 Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman   Have you ever walked into a room and couldn’t remember why you went in there?  Or been in the middle of a conversation and forgotten what you were saying?  People often make jokes about getting older and not...
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