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“No one can dream dreams except by the Holy Spirit” (or “When you don’t know the number”) a sermon for Pentecost

6/04/2017 Day of Pentecost Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:3b; Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23 “No one can dream dreams except by the Holy Spirit” (or “When you don’t know the number”) St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Themes of Advent: OF THE FATHER’S LOVE BEGOTTEN

“EVERMORE AND EVERMORE.” Aureilus Prodentius wrote these words sometime in the fourth century, to describe the love of God; in what the church has preserved as one of our oldest Christmas carols; if not one of our oldest hymns…period. “OF … Continue reading

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Themes of Advent: JOY TO THE WORLD

Have you ever met Joy? Last week Wednesday morning it was time for me to go lead worship over at Gladeview Health Center; something I have been doing every first Wednesday of the month since this summer. I came to … Continue reading

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Themes of Advent: WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER

          WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER ATTENDETH MY WAY. WHEN SORROW LIKE SEA BILLOWS ROLL. WHATEVER MY LOT, THOU HAS TAUGHT ME TO SAY: IT IS WELL. IT IS WELL, WITH MY SOUL. This beloved hymn … Continue reading

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Themes of Advent: MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS

Pastor Richard Neil Donovan recalls this story [online available: https://www.sermonwriter.com/hymn-stories/hope-built-nothing-less%5D In 19th century England there was a boy named Edward. His parents were non-believers; likely thinking that Christian faith was just wishful thinking. When young Edward was old enough he … Continue reading

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“Why Lutheran?” Sermon for Reformation Sunday #Luther500

10/30/2016 Reformation Sunday #Luther500 Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 Romans 1:7-17 John 17:6-11 “Why Lutheran?” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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THE DEBATE (min msg)

This fall 2 candidates face off with the future at stake.  

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