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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How the Light Gets In – Rev. Anne Bartlett – January 3, 2016Sermons

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Day of Epiphany – transferred 3 January 2016 Ashland UCC Canticle: Third Song of Isaiah The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett Matthew 2:1-12 In the name of God who created the Light; in the name of the Beloved who was the Light; in the name of the Spirit, who is ever bringing the Light. Amen. And …

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December 27, 2015 “Christmas I Year C” Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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Christmas I Year C 27 December 2015                                                                             Colossians 3:12-17 Ashland UCC                                                                                      Luke 2:41-52 The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One who has come to us as one of us: Emmanuel!   I have to admit that I love the Sunday after Christmas Eve.  It reminds me of the morning …

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12/20/2015 “Advent IV Year C” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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Advent IV Year C                                                                  Luke 1:39-45 20 December 2015                                                                 Canticle: The Magnificat Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Living God, who is and was and is almost here again. Amen.   Now on this last Sunday in Advent comes intimacy. Are you ready for it?  Can you bear …

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12/13/2015 “Advent III Year C” Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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Advent III Year C 13 December 2015 Ashland UCC                                                                          Romans 15:4-13 The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett                                                      Matthew 3:1-12   In the name of the Living God, who was and is and is to come. Amen.   I have to admit, this is not my favorite sermon.  There’s a part of me that just wants …

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11/15/2015 “Choosing Love,” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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November 8, 2015 // (using Proper 26B texts) // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // Candidating Sermon “Choosing Love”: Ephesians 2:11-22; Ruth 1:1-22 Intro. As I told some of you yesterday, this was not a career option for women where I grew up. It surprised me earlier this year when …

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