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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February 7, 2016 “Transfiguration” Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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1 February 7, 2016 // Transfiguration Year C // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Glory & Imperfection”: Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-43a Intro. Well. I’m not so sure I picked the best time of year to start preaching. Last week, in our scripture story, Jesus narrowly escaped getting tossed from …

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January 31, 2016 IV Epiphany 2016-Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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IV Epiphany 2016                                                                   I Corinthians 13:1-13 31 January 2016                                                                     Luke 4: 21-30 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One, whose love never ends. Amen.   In our Gospel reading, we heard how the Nazareth congregation reacted to Jesus’s first sermon.  Initially, they were thrilled with him, amazed …

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January 24, 2016 III Epiphany Year C – Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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III Epiphany Year C                                                                Psalm 19 24 January 2016                                                                     I Corinthians 12:12-31a Ashland UCC                                                                          Luke 4:14-21 The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One: Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver.  Amen.   Do you remember the first time you became aware of the inside of a human body?  I don’t remember exactly when …

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January 17, 2016 “Born Again for the Common Good”- Rev. Paula SohlSermons

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Paula Anema Sohl 17 January 2016 Isaiah 62:1-5, I Corinthians 12:4-11 Born Again for the Common Good My favorite Facebook hero of the week is Angela Villon.  She is running for congress in Peru where she has been a sex worker for 30 years. One of her main issues is ending violence against women. She …

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Down By the River to Pray – Rev. Anne Bartlett – January 10, 2016Sermons

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Epiphany I Year C Isaiah 43:1-7 10 January 2016 Luke 3:15-22 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett In the name of the Holy One, who has called us each by name. Amen. One of these days I am going to sit down and figure out just how many times in the church year the …

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