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“Asking better questions with Abiathar” a sermon on Mark 2:23-3:12

6/03/2018 (Thanks to Bishop Kristen Mraz Kuempel for the thought on scarcity) Sermon on Mark 2:23-3:12 “Asking better questions with Abiathar” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“CHANGE” (min msg)

Psalm 96:1 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Old Saybrook, CT

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Change and Growth

 “Change is a constant. Growth is a choice.” –Dr. Leonard Sweet I’ve been thinking about this quote for a few weeks now. I think it is true. So many of the things we perceive as permanent are not really; they … Continue reading

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A Post Office Parable

We are strange people: We like the U.S. Post Office. Tammie visits the Post Office several times a week. She knows the workers on a first name basis. She went abroad with her sister for a few months three years … Continue reading

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VCRs, Buggy Whips and an EPIC church

I read this quote this week:* “Think of the church as a VCR.           If you have newer DVDs, you can’t play them on your old VCR – You need an entirely different device.” ** Maybe … Continue reading

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The 5 R’s of Change (or… “When New Paint Ruins Everything”)

I learned to “move the wise men” from my colleague at St. Matthew in Avon, CT.  The front room before people entered the sanctuary featured four windows with wide flat windowsills, so each week of the four weeks in Advent, … Continue reading

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Bishop Jim Hazelwood – How I’d change seminary education – parts 1 & 2

Change seminary? Doesn’t seminary education cost a lot of money and consume a lot of time as it is? Yes. Don’t leaders need to know about the Bible, theology and how to plan worship? Yes. Don’t leaders need training as … Continue reading

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