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What is Your Dream?

I Kings 3:5–12 Rev. Jennifer Schneider, guest preacher Video includes entire worship service. Bulletin   Solomon, David and Bathsheba’s son, became David’s successor after a bitter fight in which Solomon forcibly suppressed a faction led by his brother, Adonijah.  During his early reign, he built up a strong army and created a vigorous economy by […]

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Whose Kingdom is it Anyway? The Sower

Matthew 13 is almost smack dab in the middle of the Gospel. We have made our way through the Magi and Joseph, the Sermon on the Mount, and the mission in Jesus’ home region of Galilee. We haven’t yet made it to the Triumphal Entry, the Temple teaching of Passion Week, Crucifixion, Resurrection. Smack dab […]

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Helping a Hurting Friend: Addiction

Helping a Hurting Friend: Addiction Pastor Matt Sturtevant with Dr. Tim Bonner, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and former Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor Romans 7:14–8:2 Sarah sat in her car a little bit longer, waiting for the group on the sidewalk to break up. She was already a little late for the AA meeting that met in […]

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Helping a Hurting Friend: Anxiety and Depression

Helping a Hurting Friend: Anxiety and Depression Pastor Matt Sturtevant with Emily Reimer, MS, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Video includes Matt’s interview with Emily, plus entire worship service.) Psalm 6 Hear now these words from the psalmist: 1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,     or discipline me in your wrath. 2 Be […]

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Morning Prayer and Lament, 6/7/2020

God who is Trinity, Three-in-One, Divine Community as Ground of Being, teach us what it means to be community in these days. You promised that you are with us always, even to the end of the age, but God, so many in our midst are hurting and in need of that Eternal presence. Let us […]

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Helping a Hurting Friend: Grief

Helping a Hurting Friend: Grief Rev. Matt Sturtevant and Jesse Heilman, Music Therapist – Board Certified 2 Samuel 18:31–19:4 (Video includes entire worship service. Bulletin) Psychologists will tell us that there is grief, and then there is a thing called complicated grief. Grief happens anytime we lose a person or a thing that we love. […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

In this 10-minute video, Pastor Matt considers the question, “Where do we go from here?” and shares what he has been doing in his own life in response to the cultural unrest and protests resulting from systemic racism. Here are a couple of links he mentions toward the end of the video: 1. His 7/5/2015 […]

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