Sermon Archive : Guest Preachers

07/22/18 - “You Belong Here” by Elaine James

My family recently joined a gym. Not a New Year’s resolution, but a step we’d been meaning to take for some time and just hadn’t gotten around to it. The gym we joined is the Jewish Community Center, not far from our house in Highland. And I love going there. And not just for the free hot cocoa, though I will be the first to admit that’s a plus. Lately, […]

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07/15/18 - Homily by Nate Van Yperen

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein. Amen. This morning, as we continue to explore the theme of sabbath renewal, I want to take the opportunity to spend some time thinking with our eighth century prophet, Amos. In today’s Old Testament reading, we drop right into the action, namely a contest between two figures, Amos and Amaziah. One is a […]

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07/08/18 - “The Work Before Us” by the Rev. Neil Elliott

I was pretty good in eighth-grade algebra: mine was the second-highest score on the standardized math test in all of New Mexico.  The first highest score was Bill Cunningham: he sat behind me in class. He was a whiz kid. But when Mrs. Elmendorf handed our papers back, his were covered with red ink: She had written “Show your work!” after each answer he gave. I’ve written several pretty good […]

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07/01/18 - Renewal by The Rev. Karen Mosso

In 1983, I became the first full time woman rector in the Diocese of Minnesota when I was called to serve at St. Luke’s in Hastings. I had started Seminary in 1975, a year after the “Philadelphia Eleven” women had been “irregularly” ordained -and a year before the Episcopal Church “legalized” women’s ordination to the priesthood. I was at the Philadelphia ordination, which occurred while I was visiting friends there, […]

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06/24/18 - “Facing the Storm: The Thunder in Quaker Silence” by Ollin Montes

From Sunday evening of June 17th to just this past Friday June 22nd, I was at an intensive week long training organized by ISAIAH at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester. ISAIAH for those of you who don’t know is a congregation based community organizing organization that fights for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. My name is Ollin Montes, and I’m a graduate from Macalester of the […]

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