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A Church You’ve Been Longing for: “Asks Better Questions Than Has Answers” Mark 8:27-38

9/16/2018 Sermon on Mark 8:27-38 A Church You’ve Been Longing for: “Asks Better Questions Than Has Answers” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Pastor Geoff Sinibaldo Reach the Beach Ragnar Camp Calumet Advertisements

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A few thoughts on 9/11 at 17

“Time does march on,” as the saying goes, but I remain curious about the validity of the other saying that tends to go along with it: “Time heals all wounds.” Does it? A year ago this past May, my son … Continue reading

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“Getting our hands dirty” Mission Trip: New Haven, Mark 7

9/02/2018 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Getting our hands dirty” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“This Changes Everything!” 2018 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING PRESENTATION

7/22/2018 Mark 6:30-34 Ephesians 2:1-22 “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!” St. Paul, Trinity, and Bethesda Youth St. Paul Lutheran Church, Old Saybrook, CT Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook, CT Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT

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Before it begins…

Taking a brief moment before the ELCA Youth Gathering begins to think about friends I’ve already reconnected with, others I will see soon, new ones to be made, those back home, the troubles of this world & this amazing city … Continue reading

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Game-changer

The game-changer is when you start seeing that all people have something unique to contribute rather than assuming all they want is to take something from you.

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Social Media Arguments

An argument I keep seeing is: “Since your guy did a bad thing, it entitles my guy to do a bad thing too.” No. How we deal with current realities cannot be about what anybody else does, did or didn’t … Continue reading

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