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The Rev. Dr. Fairfax F. Fair

Fairfax Fair: Choosing to Be Captive or Free

Matthew 18:21-35

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 17, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Fairfax Fair (PCUSA)


The phone call came out of the blue. The men on the call, men whose son and daughter were married to one another, were cordial but not buddies, not pals. They lived in different towns: they led separate lives. If not for their young adult children, they never would have known one another.

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The Rev. Susan Crowell

Susan Crowell: The Transformative Power of Grace

Romans 12:1-8

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 27, 2017

The Rev. Susan Crowell (ELCA)


When I was fifteen years old, I began working at a little country restaurant in a neighboring town. I wore a gingham apron with matching kerchief to cover my hair and I spent the evenings refilling tea and water glasses, visiting with the dinner guests, and taking care of their needs. I loved the job, and I thought that I was pretty good at it. Everything changed when the manager informed me that the girl who was hired to wash dishes wanted to work out front and that the two of us would be alternating our jobs every other day. I was to wash dishes? Something I didn't even do at home! I was appalled at the perceived injustice. Because I could not stand the thought of washing dishes for five hours each evening, I quit.

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The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

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