Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Josiah and the Lost Words” (Nov 24, 2019)Sermons, Uncategorized

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Nov. 24, 2019 // Narr 2.12 // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “Josiah and the Lost Words” // (II Kings 22:1-20);II Kings 23:1-3; “Let’s remake the world with words” by Gregory Orr Intro A little over a decade ago, when a new edition of a popular children’s dictionary[1] hit …

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Rev. Fred Grewe: “The Push of a Thin Silence”, 7/28/19Sermons, Uncategorized

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Sermon – 7/28/209 The Push of a Thin Silence Fred Grewe The message on my phone said it was a high priority. The hospice case manager had called to request I visit Peggy right away because she was talking suicide, the folks at her facility were all worked up about it – and they wanted …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Looking for Love: Kiss Me!” (Jul 7, 2019)Sermons, Uncategorized

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July 7, 2019 // Summer of Love Series: “Looking for Love: Oh God!” // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, Oregon // “Kiss Me!”: Psalm 63 (Call to Worship); Song of Songs 3:1-4; “Twenty-One Love Poems: III” by Adrienne Rich from The Dream of a Common Language Intro: She came to see …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “With Fear … and Great Joy” (Apr. 21, 2019)Sermons

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April 21, 2019 // Narr 1 Easter // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “With Fear… and Great Joy”: Matthew 28:1-10; “Descending Theology: The Resurrection” by Mary Karr, from Sinners Welcome [Intro] I feel like I should come clean. After these past six weeks of our Lenten discipline – of …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Where Words Don’t Reach” (Mar. 17, 2019)Sermons

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March 17, 2019 // Narr 1.27 Lent II // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “Where Words Don’t Reach”: Matthew 18:15-22; Matthew 18:23-35 [Content Warning: Human beings are the worst sometimes. Sermon no more violent than this week’s news, and yet… Also, spoilers ahead if you do not yet know …

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Rev. Paula Sohl, “Not Forgotten”, Dec 30, 2018Sermons

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Paula Sohl 30 December 2018 Matthew 2, Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs Not Forgotten   This story we tell each year about Joseph, Mary and Jesus, rescued by a dream from the slaughter of the innocents and taking a refugee journey into Egypt, invites a moment to reflect on theodicy—the question of how a good God …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Time’s Up: The Lost Art of Contrition” (Oct. 21, 2018)Sermons

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October 21, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 1.7 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Time’s Up: The Lost Art of Contrition” // II Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51:1-10   [Content Warning: on the reading and on the sermon – not graphic, but uncomfortable]   Intro Perhaps you’ve seen her in movies …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “We’ve Come This Far” (Oct. 14, 2018 — Pride Sunday)Sermons

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October 14, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 1.5 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “We’ve Come This Far” // Joshua 25:1-15, and more; “Sounds” by Suzzy and Maggie Roche   Intro They say, the sounds we make, echo through space forever… Twenty years ago, I was a sophomore in college …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk, “She is More Right Than I”, Sep. 23, 2018Sermons

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September 23, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 1.3 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “She Is More Right Than I”: Genesis 38 Intro Some weeks, the only cure for our social malaise may be a good Monty Python song. One of our favorites comes from a scene in The Meaning …

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Rev. Christina Kukuk, “By Stages”, Sep. 16, 2018Sermons

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September 16, 2018 // Narrative Yr. 1.2 // First Congregational UCC Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “By Stages”: Genesis 12:1-9; “Lot & Abram” dialogue by Spill the Beans Intro When I was 10, the most sacred place for me was about 15 feet off the ground, where I could perch on a …

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