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“Instant Sermon” – – Rev. Mereschuk – – April 23, 2017

The author of I Peter encouraged readers to “always be ready to make your defense” (I Peter 3:8-16) for the hope you have in your faith. For our Instant Sermon Sunday, the congregation submitted questions and comments at the start of worship. Pastor Chris then responded to as many questions as possible, “making his defense” for the faith. Note: The audio recording…

“Nevertheless: Rise, Resist, Persist” – – Rev. Mereschuk – – Easter Sunday – – April 16, 2017

“Nevertheless: Rise, Resist, Persist” Rev. Chris Mereschuk Luke 24:1-12 Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 Prayer… History, as it is said, is written by the “winners” – – the power holders and the privileged. So often, the authors of history exclude, erase, scandalize, and marginalize those people whom society has devalued, dehumanized, exploited, and oppressed. This has been true since the dawn of…

“Look, your king is coming to you!” – – Rev. Mereschuk – – Palm Sunday – – April 9, 2017

“Look, your king is coming to you!” Matthew 21:1-11 Rev. Chris Mereschuk Palm Sunday April 9, 2017 We know the story: On a Sunday, Jesus enters the great city of Jerusalem, home to both the most holy temple of the Jewish faith and the local seat of the Roman empire. Jerusalem was, in the words of Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan,…

“Overwhelmed, Resurrected, Unbound” – – Rev. Mereschuk – – April 2, 2017

“Overwhelmed, Resurrected, Unbound” Rev. Chris Mereschuk John 11:1-44 Fifth Sunday of Lent + Communion Sunday April 2, 2017 As much as – – or maybe even more than – – any other topic lately, I have had a lot of conversations with people who are feeling perpetually overwhelmed and inadequate. They have taken on too much, they have over-promised, they are stretched…