Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

Can These Bones Live?

By Susan Rothenberg | May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Ezekiel 37:1-14 37The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal,…

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Deeply Known

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

John 10:11-18 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because…

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You Are Witnesses

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Luke 24:36b-49 Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.  He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I…

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I Need A Pastor (a charge to Ben Robbins)

By Susan Rothenberg | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ben Robbins Charge to the Pastor/Installation at Northmont U.P. March 11, 2018 Here’s something you’ve probably never thought about if you’re not a pastor. When Ben and Sarah and Brian and Laura and every pastor here today took our ordination vows, we lost something. When we became pastors, we lost our pastors. Pastors do not…

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A Cold Coming

By Susan Rothenberg | Jan 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”   3When King Herod heard…

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Starting Over. Again.

By Susan Rothenberg | Dec 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Starting Over. Again. Isaiah 64:1-9 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! 3When you did…

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