Washed clean

What does it mean to repent? What does it mean to forgive? In baptism we’re washed clean and today’s Gospel tells the story of when Jesus was baptized. Children’s Sermon Setup Chair with sign that says “DO NOT TOUCH” and a tray of colored chalk powder A bucket with warm water and a towel to […]

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John, the baptizer, calls us to repent

Repent Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear somebody shouting “repent,” what I really hear is, “Stop being bad, and start being good — turn or burn.” We’ve heard it all before. It’s the same old, same old. We screw up, make a mess of things — we’re punished. We say we’re sorry, and, […]

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Dust and Ashes

There’s something compelling about Ash Wednesday. Something powerful that brings us here tonight. It more than just a habit, or a duty. It’s not even that it’s the beginning of Lent. It’s what we say here tonight. It’s what we do here tonight that has the power. Tonight we speak the truth. Words that we […]

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