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The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell

Susan Cartmell: What Have You Done?

2 Samuel 11:26--12:10

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 05, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell (UCC)

 

David was a charismatic leader, a brilliant strategist, an ambitious politician, and a man of enormous personal energy. He alone united Israel's various tribes, North and South, into one nation. From his childhood when he showed up to do battle with a sling, he was able to assess danger, recognize opportunity, and face fear. Stories of his military escapades dazzle the imagination, and though they may have grown in the telling, no one doubts his prowess.

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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata

Chris Girata: Parade of Grace

Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday - Year B

March 25, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)

 

For many churches, today is not only Palm Sunday but Passion Sunday as well. Although I am certainly no expert on liturgical history, I do know that if people attend church, most people only attend church on Sundays. Even on weeks such as the one we enter, the holiest of weeks, most people will only attend worship services today and next Sunday. So, I agree that the experience of those who only worship on Sundays is enhanced and deepened by hearing the passion story today, before we hear the resurrection story next week.

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