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The Rev. Dr. Steven Pierce

Steven Pierce: Ain't No Rock Gonna Shout for Me

Luke 19:28-40

Palm Sunday - Year C

April 14, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Steven Pierce (other)


It was Palm Sunday, but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Annie stayed home from church with her mother. When the rest of the family returned home, they were carrying palm fronds. Annie asked them what they were for. "People held them over Jesus' head as he rode by on a colt," her father explained. "Wouldn't you know it," Annie fussed, "the one Sunday I'm sick and Jesus shows up and offers pony rides!"

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The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson

Kimberly S. Jackson: Quack Like a Duck: Singing in the Rain

Psalm 98:1-9

6th Sunday of Easter - Year B

May 06, 2018

The Rev. Kimberly Jackson (TEC)


Each morning before even getting out of bed, I am still and listen for my animals. Can I hear the chickens singing their egg songs - to make sure that everyone around knows that they just produced new eggs? Can I hear the distinct sounds of my sure-footed goats hopping over logs, foraging for breakfast, and calling out to the others to come and taste something new? Has Arnold, my cat, taken his place at the door and started demanding his morning meal?

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