|Posted by chesterlanducc on December 4, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (1)|
A sermon on the story of Ruth and Naomi...
I must admit, I knew today’s sermon had be preached but I was hesitant to be the one to preach it. I even asked a female collogue of mine who I consider to have a strong prophetic voice if she might speak a word of truth this morning to the issue of sexual harassment and abuse that has engulfed our nation.
I asked her because I was hesitant to stand in this pulpit this morning as the events of this yea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on July 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM||comments (2)|
For this service on relationships, we read three stories about Martha and Mary coming from the books of Luke and John as part of the liturgy throughout the service.
I set about for today’s reflection looking for something in the stories of Martha and Mary that I had not previously recognized or understood. As we have read this morning, there are three stories of these two incredibly important disciples in scripture—a story of them hosting Jesus and the di...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on July 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
For this sermon we read three different scriptures about David and Jonathan spanning two books of scripture. The stories were spread out throughout the sermon but you can understand that sermon without reading the stories.
My favorite story of relationship in all of literature is the 2,600 year old story of Jonathan and David. I first read this story when I was thirteen and I instantly related to passion and love and pain in this story.
The st...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on June 19, 2017 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
A reading from the 19 chapter of the book of 1st Kings in the Hebrew Scriptures…
So Elijah set out from there, and found Elisha, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” Then Elijah said to him, “Go back again; for what have I done to you?...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on June 12, 2017 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
From the first chapter of the book of the prophet Hosea:
The word of the LORD that came to Hosea …
When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the LORD.” So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the LORD said to him, “Name him...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on May 20, 2017 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
SCRIPTURE: John 21:1-19 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just aft...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on May 20, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
SCRIPTURE: Luke 2:41-52: Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they retu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on May 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
On Sunday April 30th we celebrated Earth day with various prayer stations dedicated to creation, poetry and planting a tree at the conclusion of worship. The reflection therefore was very short and just shared a couple thoughts about CCC's first Earth Day that our Jr. High Youth lead in 1970. It was an inter-generational worship service light on preaching, as was this past Sunday, May 7th. This past Sunday we celelbrated the life of one of our former members who brought sacr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on April 19, 2017 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by chesterlanducc on April 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
We watched this video for the Time With Children, before the sermon this Palm Sunday:
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