Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

Easter 5C, April 28, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Birds of a Feather” Acts 11:1-18 Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4Then Peter began to…

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What’s Happening? — Late April/May

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

            Special thank you to Dawn Bowman for spending last Wednesday evening with us showing her slides of her mission trip to Cuba earlier this year.  Midweeks are scheduled to return to our standard format April 17 through the end of May.  We gather at 6 p.m. for dinner, followed at 6:30 by lectionary-based…

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Easter 4C, April 21, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Wrong Question” Acts 9:36-43 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near…

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Easter 3C April 14, 2013

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Do You Love Me?” John 21:1-19 After these things…it is still all about Peter, isn’t it?  I don’t know whether you’ve noticed it or not, but throughout the gospels, it becomes almost glaringly obvious that Peter is very, very fond of the first person singular.   At nearly every pivotal moment, Peter finds a way to…

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Easter Sermon, Year C

By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Beautiful Brokenness” Luke 24:1-12 In 1944, Lt. Hiroo Onoda was sent by the Japanese army to the remote Philippine island of Lubang. His mission was to conduct guerrilla warfare during World War II. Unfortunately, Onoda was never officially told the war had ended; so Onoda continued to live in the jungle, always preparing for that…

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By Susan Rothenberg | Apr 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the new blog for Emsworth U.P. Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. Here you will find information about our church and how we seek to serve Christ in our community and around the world.

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