Category Archives: Discovery

Easter Sunday “At the Empty Tomb…You Belong Here”

4/21/2019 Easter Sunday Sermon on John 20:1-29 “At the Empty Tomb… You Belong Here” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming! “The parable of the overtly responsible son” Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, Lent 4C

“But we had to celebrate because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.” (Luke 15:32) [An alternative telling of Luke 15:11b-32…] Once there was a man who had two … Continue reading

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You are loved and welcome here. You are not alone. Do not be afraid.

Some of the strongest, most courageous and faithful people I know both inside and outside of the church self-identify as LGBTQ+ (but their strength, courage and faith is not what is at stake in this post). In the ongoing arguments … Continue reading

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My Pastor Report for the Annual Congregational Meeting 2/10/2019

Wow! 2018 marked some significant milestones and ministry in the life of St. Paul. BUILDING & MISSION We celebrated the completion of the whole building renovation (sans kitchen) on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Our Bishop, Jim Hazelwood of the New … Continue reading

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Thanks! 1000 posts in.

Today I received notice from the good people at wordpress that I had published my 1000th post on this blog. As a response, I thought I would take a moment to say thank you, so post 1001 is a thank … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Christ be with you always 🙂 Yep, you…Merry Christmas! Photos by Joe McGarry

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After the bombs that weren’t (Thanks be to God)

Far being from a perfect union, two of our finer traits as a country are: the non-violent transfer of power from one party to another through free elections and a free press. Whoever sent these package bombs to incite chaos … Continue reading

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