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The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen

Rodney Petersen: The Sabbath and Social Renewal

John 17:20-26

7th Sunday of Easter/Ascension - Year C

June 02, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Rodney Petersen (PCUSA)


Earlier in the year, a friend sent around an email reporting that a radio station, known for its conservative brand of Christianity, held a discussion of the Ten Commandments, of which it was said only nine are still valid. This led the talk show host to ask, "Well, which one is done?" "Oh," said the guest, "the fourth, about Sunday." This prompted another friend to say when he heard someone boast about not taking a day off. "And what other commandment are you proud of breaking?"

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The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton: Keeping the Sabbath Holy

Luke 13:10-17

14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 21, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton (ELCA)


When I was growing up, Sundays meant church, family, and food. My extended family would gather at our congregation for worship, armed with giant Tootsie Rolls to keep us kids quiet during the sermon. Afterwards, we would head over to my grandmother's house for a quick snack of cream-filled coffee cake. Later we all drove over to the cemetery, where we would tidy up the graves of our relatives: planting, watering, weeding, and sweeping dirt off the headstones. Tired and hungry, we would return to my grandmother's house, where roast pork or roast beef waited--after table grace, of course. Finally, after games of hide-and-seek for us kids and lots of conversation, everyone would go home for bedtime prayers and sleep.

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