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The Rev. Lori Archer Raible

Lori Raible: I Beg You, Do Not Torment Me

Luke 8:26-37

2nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

June 23, 2019

The Rev. Lori Raible (PCUSA)

 

I don't care if you are Al Roker or Willard Scott, no one can honestly estimate the wrath of a storm. We can't control them or stop them. How does the Psalm go? Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam... (Psalm 46). Well, it seems like Jesus was having one of those days. We find Jesus on the shore after crossing the gliding waters of the Sea of Galilee where Jews caught fish and Jesus caught disciples. But as you know, this trip with his fearful disciples was not smooth sailing. And come to find out, the raging sea wasn't the only storm Jesus commanded that day. Hear what happens when Jesus lands on the east side, the Gentile side of the lake, in the Gospel of Luke 8:26-27.

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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

Mark 5:21-43

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 01, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

 

What must life have been like? Twelve years sick. Destitute from medical bills, Likely excluded from her religious community, perhaps from any community. Alone.

How much energy must it have taken each morning to lift her fatigued, anemic body, to look for food, to search - again - for a cure. To wash her clothes. Always, to wash her clothes.

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