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Pastor Trudy recommends: “Take Up Your Cross” by Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Pastor Trudy recommends the writings and poems of Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes.  His poem, “Take Up Your Cross”, is shared in the sermon, “Theology of the Cross” given on August 30, 2020. Take up your cross Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              If you want to become my followers,          deny yourselves          and take…

Lent 1 – Not by Bread Alone

Not by Bread Alone – Matthew 4:1-11 March 2, 2020 – Presented by Pastor Trudy Franzen About 25 years ago, after I had baby Grace, I found myself losing weight even though I ate and ate and ate.  I was also insatiably thirsty and always carried a big iced tea around with me.  I loved…

Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy

December 8, 2019 – Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke. Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans Matthew 3. May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of our hearts honor you, O Holy One, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. The end is near. This Christian witness is common today along with signs that say John 3:16… they’re there…

Fluid and Flowing

Fluid and Flowing  – Sept. 22, 2019, Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke “I was a young man from a family of modest means. After serving in the Army during WWII, I used the GI Bill to get a college education, a house and a good job with a pension.” “My spouse has a secure paying job which…

Your Racist Amygdala

Your Racist Amygdala – By Trudy Franzen A lot has been said lately about “white fragility.”  Why is it, that when confronted by the systemic racism of our lives, white people respond so defensively?  You can just about predict it.  Say to a group of 40 white people something simple like, “Black Lives Matter,” and…

The Original Sin of Racism Luke 8:26-39

June 23, 2019 – Pastor Trudy Franzen “A boy like that who’d kill your brother.  Forget that boy and find another.  One of your own kind. Stick to your own kind. A boy like that wants one thing only. And when he’s done he’ll leave you lonely. He’ll murder your love, he murdered mine, just…

Shining Together

Shining Together  – Feb. 10, 2019, Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke P: The Holy Gospel according to Luke. C: Glory to you, O Lord. And then Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and…