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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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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