September 8, 2013: “Giving Up, Gaining”

Posted by Pr. Donna Wright on September 8, 2013

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Grace, mercy and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.   Amen I’ve noticed that when I have given up sitting on the couch and taken up things like exercise, I’ve gained strength and muscle tone.   What a pain.  Why can’t I have strength and muscle tone while sitting and watching TV or reading or doing stuff on my computer? There is always a cost. About 11 years ago I started giving

September 1, 2013: “The Lesser, The Greater”

Posted by Pr. Donna Wright on September 1, 2013

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Grace, mercy and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  Amen How do you decide whom to invite to a special occasion?  A favorite family member?  A really good friend who has helped you out so many ways.  Maybe your boss.  The neighbor who invited you over last month?  Do you keep track of invitations and make sure they are repaid? When I think of Jesus, I think of someone who

August 25, 2013: “Removing the Burden”

Posted by Pr. Donna Wright on August 25, 2013

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Grace, mercy and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  Amen [throughout the sermon, bent over, as the woman was for “18 long years”] We are called today to align ourselves with God’s values.  To straighten up and be the people of God’s covenant.  We are called to be the people who make justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an everflowing stream.  The people who show compassion. The people

August 18, 2013: “Witnessing a Hard Truth”

Posted by Pr. Donna Wright on August 18, 2013

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Grace, mercy and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  Amen You may have noticed that the cover art on the St. John’s bulletins has changed recently.  We are using a computer program called “Doodle.”  It takes the most frequently used words in the gospel and arranges them, with size being dependent on how often each word is mentioned.  Our cover for today is filled with hard words.  Rejection.  Divisive.  Harsh. 

August 11, 2013: “Heart-Treasure”

Posted by Pr. Donna Wright on August 11, 2013

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Grace, mercy and peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  Amen I am a pretty good sister to my sister.  We enjoy spending time with each other.  When she is looking for the right thing for her house, I look at the internet links she sends me and I talk to her about the pros and cons of each one.  Dining room chandelier, office chandelier, bookshelves, ottomans, throws to go on