Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

Ordinary 13C, June 30, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

“No Ordinary Altar Call” 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Luke 9 51-62 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did…

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Ordinary 12C, June 23, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Blessing of Becoming Undone” Psalm 42 I Kings 19:1-15a Right before our text today, the prophet Elijah stages one of the greatest public spectacles ever to demonstrate YHWH’s power versus the formidable and popular god, Ba’al.  This scene has it all – smoke, water, fire, blood – all witnessed by a cast of what…

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Ordinary 11C, June 16, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Other Peoples’ Vineyards Luke 7:36-501 Kings 21:1-21a Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the church in these ancient words: Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. 2And Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, so that…

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Ordinary Time 10C, June 9, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guest Preacher:Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge, Executive and General MinisterPittsburgh PresbyteryWhen all Hope is Gone  1 Kings 17:8-24 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 “Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he set out…

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Memorial Service — June 9, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Meditation B.J. Robertson Romans 8:31-39 31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33Who will bring any charge against…

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Ordinary Time 9C — June 2, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Outside Over There Luke 7:1-10 After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come…

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