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“Beyond Shiny”–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Feb. 11, 2018

Beyond Shiny Exodus 24:12-18; Mark 9:2-8 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark February 11, 2018   It is a shining moment.  Jesus is radiant. His clothes, normally as dusty and grimy as everyone else’s, are dazzling white.  He stands with Moses–the

“Be Not Afraid”–A sermon by Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, Feb. 4, 2018

“Be Not Afraid” Isaiah 43:1-2; Mark 4:35-41 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark February 4, 2018   I hadn’t paid much attention until the Hawaii debacle.  Yes, of course, I’d seen all the news reports—missile tests in the Pacific Ocean, pundits’

“Standing Firm and Digging Deep–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Jan. 14, 2018

“Standing Firm and Digging Deep” Amos 5:21-24; Galatians 3:23-29 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark January 14, 2018   We were still in the fog of jet-lag when I finally figured out how to turn on the TV. I happened upon

Behind, Before, Below, Above–A sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Nov. 19, 2017

“Behind, Before, Below, Above” Psalm 139:1-14; Philippians 4:4-9 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark November 19, 2017   “You should go out for lacrosse this spring,” Coach Michelle said to me after a hard-fought squash match.  “Lacrosse? I’ve never played before,”

Running Through the Rivers–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Nov. 5, 2017

“Running Through the Rivers” Isaiah 43:1-2; Hebrews 12:1-2 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark November 5, 2017   I walked into the room and immediately began to question my choice of scripture.  We were at Countryside, a nursing home where we

The Mary-Martha Dilemma

The Mary-Martha Dilemma Genesis 18:1-15; Luke 10:38-42 October 15, 2017 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark Luke 10:38-42 –Translated by Father Don Pachuta, MD Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village where a woman, whose name was

Roots in the Ruins–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Oct. 8, 2017

Roots in the Ruins Psalm 46:1-7; Revelation 22:1-2 October 8, 2017 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark   “You will walk again. You will laugh again. You will dance again. You will live again.”  A few days ago Jeff Bauman, the

More than Enough–A World Communion Sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Oct. 1, 2017

“More Than Enough” Luke 9:1-6, 10-17 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark October 1, 2017 The disciples were flying high. Jesus had sent them out to the villages, telling them to preach and heal.  With amazement, they found the words to

“Frog Ponds and Choir Festivals”–a 190th Anniversary Sermon by Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark, Sept. 17, 2017

“Frog Ponds and Choir Festivals” Psalm 92:1-4; Matthew 4:18-22 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark September 17, 2017   It was Gena Dooley’s favorite story to tell, and it was one of my favorites to hear. The story dates back to

“Footsteps on the Water”–A sermon by Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark, Sept. 10, 2017

“Footsteps on the Water” Isaiah 43:1-2; Matthew 14:23-33 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark September 10, 2017   “The disciples just don’t get it!” When the Tuesday and Wednesday Bible Study groups read the gospel according to Mark a decade ago,