Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

We Survived

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 25, 2017

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

  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

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

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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Photo by Robert Maxwell

We Had Hoped…

By Susan Rothenberg | May 1, 2017

Luke 24:13-35 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing…

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At Cross Purposes

By Susan Rothenberg | Jan 22, 2017

Hiland Presbyterian Church, Epiphany 3A http://hilandchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/22-Jan-2017-Sunday-Sermon-Rev.-Susan-Rothenberger.mp3 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (NIV) 10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters,…

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Room for One More

By Susan Rothenberg | Nov 21, 2016

Christ the King/Reign of Christ Luke 23:33-43 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide…

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In Our Hands

By Susan Rothenberg | Nov 7, 2016

Valley Presbyterian Church Luke 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28and asked him a question,“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29Now there were seven…

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