April 9, 2017, “Passion Parade: We Walk This Way” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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April 9, 2017/ Palm Sunday: Narrative // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Passion Parade: We Walk This Way”: Luke 19:28-40; Luke 19:37-44   Intro This is a week for all the feels. This is a week of high emotion. You may have heard it called Holy …

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Apr 2, 2017: “Postures of Prayer” by Rev. Paula Anema SohlSermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 2 April 2017 Luke 18:1-14, Hildegard of Bingen Postures of Prayer (Demonstrate 3 postures of prayer—pounding fists in air, arms up in orans posture, arms crossed and pounding chest; invite congregation to join—and use postures throughout when appropriate.) Jesus’ parables from today’s reading describe three distinct experiences of prayer, inviting us to wonder, what …

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Marh 26, 2017: “Crossing Chasms” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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March 26, 2017/ Lent 4: Narrative // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Crossing Chasms”: excerpts “Staying Awake Through a Great Revolution” by MLK Jr.; Luke 16:19-31 Intro We knew a Lazarus, in one of my previous churches. Only our Lazarus grew up in a Hungarian family …

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Mar 5, 2017: “This Do, and Live” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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March 5, 2017/ Lent 1: Narrative // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “This Do, and Live”: Psalm 15; Luke 10:25-3 Samaria went by another name. The reputation of that region avoided by good pilgrims in Jesus’ time went way back, in fact. As far as Jesus’ …

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Feb 19, 2017: “Saving Sin” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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February 19, 2017 // Narr 27 // Epiph 7 // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina Grace Kukuk // “Saving Sin” // “My Sin” a poem by M. L. Liebler; Luke 7:36-50 Intro Catherine[1] had a pattern. Usually, when she called me to schedule an appointment, she was drunk. Those calls came during …

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Feb 12, 2017: “No Offense” (a.k.a. “What You’ve Seen & Heard”) by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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February 12, 2017 // Narr 26 // Epiph 6 // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina Grace Kukuk // “No Offense” (a.k.a. “What You’ve Seen & Heard”) // Psalm 146:5-10; Luke 7:18-28 Intro When I meet with a new UCC 101 class, the first question I throw out is: “What is a Christian?” …

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Feb 5, 2017: “Power Restored”, by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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February 5, 2017 // Narr 25 // Epiph 5 // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina Grace Kukuk // “Power Restored” // Luke 7:1-10; Luke 7:11-17   Intro Late last Fall, some of the women of this church gathered at Suncrest to retreat together. There was dancing and singing and eating and sharing, …

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Jan 29, 2017: “Sabbath Saves Lives,” Rev. Christine KukukSermons

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January 29, 2017 // Narr 24 // Epiph 4 // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina Grace Kukuk // “Sabbath Saves Lives” // Luke 6:1-11; Luke 6:12-16   Jesus is preparing for a difficult journey. Last week, he picked up companions. This week, he offers the practice of Sabbath. Intro A fight broke …

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September 26, 2016 “And the Last Shall Be First” Marie Bat’el MDivSermons

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Ashland UCCSermon for September 25, 2016 Marie Bat’el, MDiv     My my my. Talk about dysfunctional families!   In looking closely at this family I noticed some things that I had not taken the time to think about before. That happens with these very popular stories – stories that have often been made into …

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April 3, 2016 “People of Faith Walking for the Climate” Rev. Paula SohlSermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 3 April 2016 John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4,6-8 People of Faith Walking for the Climate   At the close of the Walk for the Climate Caminata, on the capitol steps in Salem on Monday morning, I read these words: We are people of various faith traditions or of no particular faith tradition, but …

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