Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

What? Me Worry?

By Susan Rothenberg | October 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Philippians 4:1-9 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.  I have to confess that both of my children fall into the category of “worry warts.” Not that they suffer from crippling anxiety.  They don’t. Not that they don’t function well in the world. They do. But both of my kids…

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What? Me Worry?

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 16, 2017 | 1

Philippians 4:1-9 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women,…

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Crazy Love

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 8, 2017 | 0

  Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 1 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the…

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The Generous Heart of God

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 27, 2017 | 0

Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.  But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord!…

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God Said, “Go.”

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 18, 2017 | 0

Genesis 12:1-9                     Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless…

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Ritual, Memory and Meaning

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 10, 2017 | 0

Exodus 12:1-14 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb…

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Safe Spaces

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 3, 2017 | 0

Romans 12:9-21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to…

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We Survived

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 25, 2017 | 0

Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,     make known his deeds among the peoples. 2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;     tell of all his wonderful works. 3 Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 4 Seek the Lord and his strength;     seek his presence continually. 5 Remember the…

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When We Are At Our Worst.

By Susan Rothenberg | May 14, 2017 | 0

  Acts 7:55 – 8:1a 55But filled with the Holy Spirit, he (Stephen) gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’ 57But they covered their…

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Too True to be Perfect

By Susan Rothenberg | May 7, 2017 | 0

Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the…

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I Have Seen the Lord!

By Susan Rothenberg | May 5, 2017 | 3

The final report of the Administrative Commission for the Knoxville United Church given at the meeting of Pittsburgh Presbytery on May 4, 2017.  On July 1, 1877, the Knoxville Presbyterian Church was organized with an enrollment of 15 members. Attorney Aughenbaugh, an elder in the South Side Presbyterian Church, procured the charter. They were now…

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