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The Deeper Mysteries

The Deeper Mysteries

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Paul Shupe December 9, 2012 Luke 1:26-38   Second Sunday of Advent Luke 1:26-38 Our advent preparations continue as we listen to the promises of God, made to Mary through the angel Gabriel.  Though she is not yet married to Joseph, Mary is informed that she will become pregnant, and will bear a child who will be the Savior of all.  Though we can only imagine the depths of her wondering and her anxiety, we are inspired by her faithful declaration...
My Friend the Solstice

My Friend the Solstice

December 6th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Paul Shupe My Friend the Solstice Arizona would have been worse, I guess, but growing up in Colorado was hard enough for a red-haired freckled kid whose skin burned under a 75-watt light bulb.  Three hundred and twenty-five days of sunshine a year for a kid who craved the shade, and hated the sun’s glare.  When you’re a kid, you have no choice, don’t even really know that there’s anything different, but what a relief when work brought me...
A Season of Unexpected Surprises

A Season of Unexpected Surprises

December 5th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh A Season of Unexpected Surprises We, like Bethlehem, are too tiny to imagine the greatness and potential that lies within us. “You Bethlehem-Ephrathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule my people Israel.” (Micah 5:1 -2) We doubt that God would want to speak and act through our lives.  We are too small, too insignificant, too unfaithful for God to care about...
The Heart of a Child

The Heart of a Child

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Dana Allen Walsh November 18, 2012 1 Samuel 3:1-11   This morning, I’ll be preaching on our monthly sermon series, Faith Across the Lifespan.  In this sermon series, Paul and I are exploring the joys and challenges of the spiritual life at different places along life’s journey. Last month, Paul preached on birth and baptism.  Next month’s focus will be adolescence and youth. This sermon’s focus is on childhood and parenting.   This is a humbling sermon for me to preach. ...
Freedom and Covenant

Freedom and Covenant

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Paul Shupe October 28, 2012 John 17:15-24 This passage includes part of a long and passionate prayer offered by Jesus for the sake of his disciples. In it he prays that all his disciples might become one, as he is one with God. This passage was important to the process of the formation of the United Church of Christ, which brought together four historic faith traditions into one. [Jesus said] I am not asking you to take them out of the...