Rev. Christina G. Kukuk, “Authority Issues” (July 22, 2018)Sermons

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July 22, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Revelation Series 3 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Authority Issues”: Revelation 2:26-29 and 4:1-8; “The Great Throne” by Tania Runyan Intro This week I broke a rule I have for myself: Don’t get into Facebook fights about bad theology on Thursday …

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Rev. Paula Anema Sohl, “The Heart of a Stranger” (July 29, 2018)Sermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 29 July 2018 The Heart of a Stranger Exodus 23:1-9, My Tribe   My Tribe—by Alberto Blanco   Earth is the same sky another Sky is the same earth another.   From lake to lake, forest to forest: which tribe is mine? —I ask myself— where’s my place?   Perhaps I belong …

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Rev. Christina G. Kukuk, “The Church: Imagination Station” (July 8, 2018)Sermons

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July 8, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Revelation Series 2 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “The Church: Imagination Station”: Revelation 1:9-20; Revelation 2:1-11 Intro On her head sits a crown. From that crown, seven sharp rays reach out, one for each of Earth’s continents. At her sandaled feet, …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: The Beginning and the End (July 1, 2018)Sermons

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July 1, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Revelation Series // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “The Beginning and The End”: Revelation 1:1-8; “Things That Will Soon Take Place” by Tania Runyan Intro Back in 1987, the rock band R.E.M. released a stream of consciousness hit song. Adam played it …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: A Child Crossed a River, July 2018Newsletter Columns, UCC Blog

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A Child Crossed a River I want to open this edition with the words of Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy: A child crossed a river, against the law, as his mother sought desperately to protect his life.  On the other side, Pharoah’s daughter saw the child, heard his cry, and was moved to act.  She enacted …

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Rev. Paula Anema Sohl: “Indian Tapestry” (June 10, 2018)Sermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 10 June 2018 Ephesians 6:10-20 Indian Tapestry by Juliana Esquival   Call to Worship: Adapted from My Grandmother’s Prayer, by Daniel Caño Ajaw is a name for God from one of the indigenous Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala One: I am praying. I am talking with Ajaw. Of course I will teach …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: This Life, Revealed (May 27, 2018)Sermons

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May 27, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Trinity & Memorial Day Weekend // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “This Life, Revealed”: I John 1:1-4; I John 4:9-17 Intro If we’re at all familiar with the words of this little letter, the First Letter of John, it’s most likely from …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “From Hostility to Hospitality” (May 20, 2018)Sermons

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May 20, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Easter/New Members 1 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “From Hostility to Hospitality”: Acts 16:16-24; Acts 16:25-34 Intro When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Making Room” (May 6, 2018)Sermons

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May 6, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Easter/Stewardship 1 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Making Room”: Mark 10:17-22; Mark 10:23-31 Intro I will not make you raise your hands this time. Maybe you can cross your toes, though. I’m curious. How many in this room this morning have …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Something Like Scales” (April 15, 2018)Sermons

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April 15, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Easter 2 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Something Like Scales”: Acts 9:1-10; Acts 9:11-19 Intro The scene is 1934 in rural Germany, a mining town. Up in the attic dormer of an orphanage, two small children are crouched around a beat …

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