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The Rev. David Powers

David Powers: Reshaped by Hope

Jeremiah 18:1-11

16th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

September 04, 2016

The Rev. David Powers (PCUSA)


About five years ago, I visited for the first time the home of a family that would come to mean a great deal to my life and ministry. On this visit, as often happens on first visits, the family wanted to give me a tour of their home. The patriarch of the family, I will call him Steve, walked the shiny hardwood floors of the downstairs showing me the living room and dining room and kitchen. Then we climbed the carpeted stairs to the second floor. He showed me the bedrooms and told me that if I ever needed a place to rest, I was more than welcome to stay with his family.

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

The Better Part

Luke 10:28-42

9th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 17, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)


Of course, I wasn't there, but there has been some tension again over at the house before Jesus even gets to this suburban Bethany home.

After doing all the shopping and gathering the water from the well early that morning, perhaps Martha has just finished shaking out the old carpet and inhaling its dust before she goes back inside and sweeps out the house.

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