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Apr
He Called My Name – United Church of Christ

He Called My Name – United Church of Christ

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold me…” – John 20:16 (NRSV) There’s a difference between resurrection as a doctrine, and resurrection as word addressed to us, with our name on it. We may sing the Easter hymns

17
Apr
Last of All, Also to Me

Last of All, Also to Me

Christ died, was buried, and was raised on the third day; then he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters. Last of all, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to

16
Apr

Sufficient – United Church of Christ

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;you hold my lot.The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;I have a goodly heritage.– Psalm 16:5-6 (NRSV) My preferred cup is venti-sized, with a green mermaid on the side. I know what people say about her, of course. I know what people say about

15
Apr
UCC minister: Quarantine against flood of COVID19

UCC minister: Quarantine against flood of COVID19

Noah was busy thinking about food, family, work and politics when God told him a horrendous flood was about to happen. It wasn’t a global pandemic; but it might as well have been. It would change the world! Deniers, cynics, politicians and religious leaders expressed their doubts, but God trusted Noah to act decisively. God

15
Apr
Much More – United Church of Christ

Much More – United Church of Christ

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. I am chastened severely, but God has not given me over to death. – Psalm 118:17-18 (NIV) April 15th is a special day to me. On April 15th, 2013, the Boston Marathon was being run. It is one of the oldest

14
Apr
Karen Georgia Thompson: No Alleluias

Karen Georgia Thompson: No Alleluias

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (KJV) Easter Sunday came and went. I am still waiting for Easter joy to overtake me. I am awaiting a burst of alleluias