Sermons from August 2019

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The Practice of Living With Purpose


When I went away to seminary 20 years ago, a clergy friend gave me a book by Dr  Rachel Naomi Remen called “Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal”.  Later I read her book, “My Grandfather’s Blessings” about her Orthodox Jewish Rabbi grandfather. Dr. Remen has been widely known for her pioneering work with cancer patients […]

The Practice of the Three Essential Things


This is the last sermon in a worship series on Christine Valters Paintner’s book entitled “The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred”. How often do you think in patterns of three? You hear expressions like “3’s company” or on the flip side “3’s a crowd” or “bad news or death always comes […]

The Practice of Walking the Rounds


We are in the midst of a summer worship series called: The Souls Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Spiritual Practices for Seeking the Sacred, by Christine Valters Paintner. Have you been around dogs enough to notice a curious habit? Some dogs will circle their beds before settling in for a nap. This behavior was hard-wired in […]