11/29/2015 “Advent I Year C” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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Advent I  Year C                                                                     Jeremiah 33:14-16 29 November 2015                                                                 Luke 21:25-36 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One, who is and was and is to come.  Amen.   I have to tell you right off the bat that this is a very disjointed sermon.  It’s more like …

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11/23/2015 “Glimpses of The Kingdom” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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Christ the King Year B                                                          II Samuel 23:1-7 23 November 2015                                                                 John 18:33-37 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   Glimpses of The Kingdom   In the name of the Holy One, who is and was and is to come.  Amen. I want to start with a story.  It’s a true story – …

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11/3/2015, “Like Sparks through the Stubble” by Rev. Anne BartlettSermons

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All Saints Sunday                                                                                           Psalm 146 1 November 2015                                                                                           Mark 12:28-34 Ashland UCC The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   “Like Sparks through the Stubble”   Good morning, Church! Hello, all you saints! What a morning! It’s All Saints Sunday. And Communion Sunday.   And I have been told today is Reformation Sunday, which is something …

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10/25/2015 “The Minority Report” by Rev. Diane HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ October 25, 2015 “The Minority Report” Numbers 13: 1-2 &21, & 25-14:4 Rev. Diane K. Hooge   Today’s text from the Hebrew scriptures is not in the lectionary which is the three year cycle of biblical texts that are used by most mainline churches each week in preparation for …

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10/4/15 – “The Table” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ October 4, 2015 Acts 2:42-47 “The Table” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   It was around noon on Thursday when the headline popped up on my computer informing me of the tragedy unfolding in Roseburg. My first response was to email my son to make sure that Jill Michell, who …

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9/27/15 – “Servant Lesson II” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ September 27, 2015 Mark 10:35-45 “Servant Lesson Part II” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   As I was wrestling with this sermon, I thought about an educational weekend I experienced years ago put on by the Alban Institute, which has provided the mainline churches with superb church consultants for many …

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9/20/15 – “Differing Agendas” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ September 20, 2015 “Differing Agendas” Mark 9:30-37 Rev. Diane K. Hooge   For anyone who has walked with a loved one through a terminal illness, one becomes aware that not all of one’s family, friends and colleagues are able to make the whole journey. And, I have also witnessed …

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9/13/15 – “Heading Home Again” by Rev. Anne K. BartlettSermons

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Proper 19  Year B                                                       Wisdom of Solomon 7: 26-8:10 13 September 2015                                                     Mark 8:27-38 Ashland United Church of Christ The Rev. Anne K. Bartlett   In the name of the Holy One:  Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-Giver.  Amen.   I am so happy to be back with you again.  What a treat for me – to be …

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9/6/15 – “Border Crossings” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ September 6, 2015 Mark 7:24-37  “Border Crossings” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   I remember a long ago interview on MPR.  Terry Gross was interviewing Jhumpa Lahiri who wrote The Namesake—which is one of my favorite books.  Terry Gross invited Jhumpa to read a passage.  The character in her book …

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8/23/15 – “Broken Barriers” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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First Congregational United Church of Christ August 23, 2015 II Kings 5:1-3, 7-15 “Broken Barriers” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   Naaman, whose name means pleasant, lived up to his name.  He denied the lesions on his body for years. I suspect he learned to keep his gloves on as much as possible in public.  But …

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