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February 17, 2019- 1 Corinthians 15.12-20

Let’s start with Luke. Luke says on the Sunday after Jesus was crucified on Friday “Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women” went to the tomb. Matthew says, “as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb.” Mark reports, “When […]

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February 10, 2019 – Luke 5.1-11

            Rick won the award.  We were a motley crew last spring in West Virginia, working to repair a house that had been severely flooded.  Even the upper levels of it had received a couple of feet of water.  So it had been stripped back to the studs in most places, and needed new flooring, wiring, sheetrock, […]

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January 27, 2019 – Luke 4.14-21

We say that our mission as a congregation is to grow and share our relationship with God through Christ. We came up with that some years ago, and have tried to keep it in front and center in hopes that it will guide our life together and become ingrained in us. I like it. It […]

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January 20, 2019 – John 2.1-11

            One of the best courses I had in seminary was on the book of Acts and the pastoral epistles, the pastoral epistles being First and Second Timothy and Titus.  I actually took this class because I was a New Testament major and I needed another New Testament course.  Before taking the class I had […]

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January 13, 2019 – Luke 3.15-17,21-22

TCC 1/13/19 – both services                                                                                                   Luke 3.15-17, 21-22             There’s baptism.  The monks in Trappist monasteries worship seven times a day.  Every day, with a slight change of schedule on Sundays.  Over the times I’ve visited Mepkin Abbey, the monastery in South Carolina, I’ve come away with two favorite services.  To be fair, I’ve never […]

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January 6-2019 Matthew 2.1-12

Today is the start of the season of Epiphany. See, you’re asleep already, aren’t you? Epiphany? Not many people get excited about Epiphany. Epiphany is the season between Christmas and Lent, both of which are much more well known because both have all kinds of special observances associated with them. Well, the Christmas season, the […]

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December 23, 2018 Romans 5.1-5 & Matthew 2.1-12

           A while back when I was out walking our dog I encountered a man wearing a backpack trudging up and down our street.  I thought it was odd.  There are a couple of patches of woods on the street, places where onemight be able to pitch a tent and spend a night or […]

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December 16, 2018 Luke 2.8-20

            Yes, we’re jumping the gun a little bit this year.  Typically we don’t hear the story of the shepherds going to see the baby Jesus until the Sunday before Christmas or even Christmas eve.  This year we’re getting a head start.             As you know, we’re using the worship program called Calm and Bright […]

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December 2, 2018 Isaiah 2.1-4 & 9.2,6-7

            In case you haven’t driven on Interstate 64 between Richmond and Newport News lately, if you don’t absolutely have to, don’t.  It’s nuts.  For two reasons.  First, there’s almost always a lot of traffic.  Sometimes it’s too much traffic.  Especially when you get near the Fort Eustis exit at shift change time.  The second reason is that – […]

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