Archive for November 2014

Christ the King Sunday — November 23, 2014

Living Well. Loving Well. For audio, click here: https://soundcloud.com/emsworthup/november-23-2014-11-20-08-am/s-z4S1V Matthew 25: 31-46 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd…

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Nobody asked my opinion, but…

This weekend, the eight churches participating in the Unglued Church project in Pittsburgh Presbytery gathered with our consultants from California to check in, review our impressions of the work done thus far, and begin the process of making a decision for adaptive change.  I am serving as an adaptive change apprentice for one of the…

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Ordinary 33A — November 16, 2014

Merely Human Anton Schmid Matthew 25:14-30              14“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16The one who had received the…

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Whichever Way You Turn

A few months ago, my dear friend Mary Louise invited me to attend the “Awakening Soul” conference held in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina near Asheville each year at Lutheridge Conference Center (http://www.awakeningsoulpresents.org). The featured presenters are John Philip Newell and Barbara Brown Taylor.  Those who know me even fairly well know that Barbara…

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UNgratitude

I am participating in the UncoSynchro blog, a writing collaborative effort from ‪#‎Unco14‬, focusing on subversive themes of faith and life. The theme for November is (Un)Gratitude. http://uncosynchro.wordpress.com The last few months have been pretty lousy because I miss my best friend. My friend had a mastectomy in August and is now undergoing radiation treatment which…

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All Saints Sunday A — November 2, 2014

Necessary Losses For audio, click this link: https://soundcloud.com/emsworthup/november-2-2014-11-22-39-am/s-uK9MT                                     Revelation 7:9-17            9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They…

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