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Sermons from 2019

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…