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Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…

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EPIPHANY 6 WORSHIP PREVIEW

“But, it’s trouble ahead if you think you have it made. What you have is all you’ll ever get. And it’s trouble ahead if you’re satisfied with yourself. Your self will not satisfy you for long. And it’s trouble ahead if you think life’s all fun and games. There’s suffering to be met, and you’re…

A Vision of Morning

We thank Brendan Armitage for serving as our guest devotioneer for this week’s devotional reflection. He was recently traveling by plane, and had this experience. “People look East and sing today.  The Lord of life is on His way…” One of the distressing things about flying East (and overnight), is that only a few short…

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Stewardship of Loving Relationships

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:31b Red hearts, roses and chocolates are everywhere, so it must be February – the month of love! There’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating romance between you and a special someone, or love among family members, or best friends who are always there for one another. But…

Repentance Made Visible

“It only takes a spark, to get a fire going.”  Pass It On, Kurt Kaiser, composer It is late in the evening, minutes shy of midnight, and two dozen of us are gathered in front of the old stone fireplace.  We hear some words of Scripture and offer up some prayers to God … we…

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Epiphany 4 Traditional Sermon

Have you ever been so angry at someone you wanted to hurl them off a cliff? Unfortunately, Jesus did! Two weeks ago, I lead our annual women’s retreat at Camp Kirchenwald – the theme was Holy Imagination.  One of the activities was taking a look at Jewish writings known as Midrash – an ancient commentary…

Ministry Spotlight: Intern Ministry

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Intern Ministry. Our Ministry The intern ministry committee members undertake the task of helping the intern prepare for the ministry.  The intern works closely with the rostered staff developing competencies in theological articulation, leading…

Epiphany 4 Worship Preview

“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  -Luke 4:21 The glory of God is often revealed when and where it is least expected. God uses our lips to declare that glory, inexperienced and hesitant though they may be. God uses our love to demonstrate that glory and so urges us to exercise it.…