Dec. 31, 2017: “Endings and Beginninngs” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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Dec. 31, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.17 Christmas 1 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Endings and Beginnings”: excerpt from “The Wasteland” by T. S. Eliot; John 1:19-34   I. We gather here this morning on the threshold of a new year. If we were Scottish, …

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Dec. 24, 2017: “Christmas Eve Homily” by Rev. Christina KukukSermons

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Christmas Eve Homily – UCC Ashland Rev. Christina G. Kukuk Dec. 24, 2017 – 9 p.m.   Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…. some of you call it the Midwest… my spouse and I watched art films with lush cinematography and spare dialogue. That was before kids, the era B.K., when …

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Dec 24, 2017: “Set the Table” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Dec. 24, 2017 9 a.m. // Narrative Yr. 4.16 Advent IV // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Set the Table”: John 1:1-18; “People Look East” by Eleanor Farjeon; #WordofLove   Intro If we can take a few moments to reflect, let’s think back on the last …

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Oct 15, 2017: “A Fiery Woman” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Oct. 15, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.6 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “A Fiery Woman”; Judges 4:1-16, Judges 5:1-9, 24-31, “Brave” by Sara Bareilles [Buh-reyh-less] [Era of the Judges, when the liberated Israelites begin to settle as tribes throughout Canaan, but no one monarch leads …

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Sept 24, 2017: “What Kind of God?” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Sept. 24, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.3 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “What Kind of God?”; Genesis 21:1-3; Genesis 22:1-14 [Continuing from last week’s story of Hagar and Ishmael and all the questions it raises about which voice is God’s voice? Where is God? Enabling …

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Sept. 17, 2017: “Words Can Do That: Naming God #1” by Rev. Christina G KukukSermons

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Sept. 17, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.2 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Words Can Do That: Naming God #1”; Genesis 16; Genesis 21:8-21 Intro One of my favorite Baptist preachers once described the story we just heard as a textbook example of family system dysfunction. …

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Sep 10, 2017: “Words Can Do That” by Rev. Christina G KukukSermons

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Sept. 10, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.1 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Words Can Do That”; Genesis 1-19; Genesis 1:20-2:3   Intro “Let us remake the world with words…” For the past two weeks, we called one another to worship with a poem by Gregory …

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Aug 20, 2017: The Good Book? Series, “The View from 9,000 feet” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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August 20, 2017 // The Good Book? Series // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “The View from 9,000 Feet”; Genesis 7:6-24; Genesis 8:13-22, 9:8-15 Intro When I reached the top of Atalaya Mountain two weeks ago, my first thought surprised me. Perhaps you’ve had a similar …

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July 16, 2017: “Teach Us To Pray: Making Concession” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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July 16, 2017/ Summer NL Lord’s Prayer 5// First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Teach Us To Pray: Making Concession”; Psalm 103:8-13; Luke 11:1-13; Mark Berry version of Lord’s Prayer Intro Among the books in which I can lose myself for hours is PostSecret: Confessions on Life, …

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July 9, 2017: “Teach Us To Pray: Mundane Need” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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July 9, 2017/ Summer NL Lord’s Prayer 4// First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Teach Us To Pray: Mundane Need”: “Give Us Today Our Daily Bread” by Michael Joseph Brown, Sojourner’s Bulletin; Luke 11:1-13; Sarah Dylan Breuer version of Lord’s Prayer   Intro In the 1965 film …

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