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Luke 3.1–22 This is a pitchfork. [Holds up object for congregation to see] Well, kind of. Technically, it is a spading fork. A true pitchfork would have a little smaller tines and have a little different purpose. The purpose of this guy is to get deep into that hard-packed Lawrence clay and turn up the […]

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Morning Prayer, 1-10-2021

We pray in the wake of troublesome events, Lord. While it is hard to know how to pray, who to pray for, and what to say, perhaps we are best served to pray for forgiveness. Indeed, we pray for your forgiveness, as we remember this week, when all of us stormed the Capitol Building of […]

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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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Where Do We Go From Here? 06-02-2020

In this 10-minute podcast, 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:

1. His 7/5/2015 sermon video, “I Am a Racist,” an honest look at his own life and the life of the prophet Jonah, and also a look at how we “need to confess together and name this brokenness, not only in the world around us but in our own lives”:

https://youtu.be/DNsi5uIMWwc

2. This webpage about a digital protest happening on June 20, 2020 through the Poor People’s Campaign, “the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington…,” “…the largest digital gathering of poor, dispossessed and impacted people, faith leaders, and people of conscience…”:

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june2020/overview

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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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