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“Called” — Final Sermon of Rev. Mereschuk — January 14, 2018

“Called” I Samuel 3:1-10 Rev. Chris Mereschuk Final Sermon at Haydenville Congregational Church January 14, 2018 Prayer… My first big job out of college was at a large local human services agency in the adult mental health division. I started in what is called “direct care” — helping people with appointments, errands, meal prep, general hanging out and keeping people company. I…

“Beloved” — Rev. Mereschuk — Baptism of Christ Sunday — January 7, 2018

“Beloved” Matthew 3:13-17 Rev. Chris Mereschuk Baptism of Christ Sunday & Communion January 7, 2018 Note: This is largely an outline. For the sermon as preached, please listen to the podcast. Favorite baptism I ever performed was at a youth group pool party several years ago. I was sitting poolside, chatting with one of the youth group members, dangling feet in the…

“A Divinely Absurd Christmas” — Rev. Mereschuk — 4th Advent — December 24, 2017

“A Divinely Absurd Christmas” Luke 1:26-38 Rev. Chris Mereschuk Fourth Sunday of Advent December 24, 2017 Prayer… As many of you have witnessed many times, I have an odd sense of humor. I’m a fan of corny puns and “Dad Jokes,” satire, general silliness and goofiness, and I’m not above slapstick humor. But my favorite kind is absurdist humor. With all of…

“Signs” — Rev. Mereschuk — Second Sunday of Advent — December 10, 2017

“Signs” Mark 1:1-8 Rev. Chris Mereschuk Second Sunday of Advent December 10, 2017 Prayer… How often do we mistake the sign for the actual thing it is pointing us toward? The People of Israel were longing for a Savior — the Messiah who would release them from the oppressive Roman Empire occupying their homeland. Generations ago, Moses had led their ancestors from…