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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Rev. Christina Kukuk, “While It Was Still Dark”, April 1, 2018Sermons

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April 1, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 4 Easter // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “While It Was Still Dark”: John 20:1-10; John 20:11-18 Intro While it was still dark… On the first day of the week, we are told that while it was still dark, Mary …

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Jan 28, 2018: “Born from Above: Redefining Human Possibilities” by Rev. Paula Anema SohlSermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 28 January 2018 Born from Above: Redefining Human Possibilities John 3:1-21; Poems by Hadewijch   Do these babies make you think the stork might have brought them? and that they have been “born from above?” (3 dolls in pride flag stork slings hang from ceiling) Well, we teach Our Whole Lives sexuality …

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Dec. 31, 2017: “Endings and Beginninngs” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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Dec. 31, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.17 Christmas 1 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Endings and Beginnings”: excerpt from “The Wasteland” by T. S. Eliot; John 1:19-34   I. We gather here this morning on the threshold of a new year. If we were Scottish, …

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Dec. 24, 2017: “Christmas Eve Homily” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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Christmas Eve Homily – UCC Ashland Rev. Christina G. Kukuk Dec. 24, 2017 – 9 p.m.   Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…. some of you call it the Midwest… my spouse and I watched art films with lush cinematography and spare dialogue. That was before kids, the era B.K., when …

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Dec 24, 2017: “Set the Table” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Dec. 24, 2017 9 a.m. // Narrative Yr. 4.16 Advent IV // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Set the Table”: John 1:1-18; “People Look East” by Eleanor Farjeon; #WordofLove   Intro If we can take a few moments to reflect, let’s think back on the last …

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