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The Rev. Susan Crowell

Susan Crowell: The Transformative Power of Grace

Romans 12:1-8

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 27, 2017

The Rev. Susan Crowell (ELCA)


When I was fifteen years old, I began working at a little country restaurant in a neighboring town. I wore a gingham apron with matching kerchief to cover my hair and I spent the evenings refilling tea and water glasses, visiting with the dinner guests, and taking care of their needs. I loved the job, and I thought that I was pretty good at it. Everything changed when the manager informed me that the girl who was hired to wash dishes wanted to work out front and that the two of us would be alternating our jobs every other day. I was to wash dishes? Something I didn't even do at home! I was appalled at the perceived injustice. Because I could not stand the thought of washing dishes for five hours each evening, I quit.

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The Rev. Shelley McDade

Love in Transformation

Galatians 1:11-24

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

June 09, 2013

The Rev. Shelley McDade (TEC)


Within our Western culture we believe ourselves, our lives and our homelands to have certain rights when it comes to choosing how we are to live and what we are allowed to do with and within those lives.  We often go to great lengths to argue or stand up for or against issues that may be keeping us from those appointed freedoms. We even appoint ourselves gatekeepers for those whom we feel are being kept from those rights.  Borders, relationships and law become our battle ground.

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