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Pipsqueaked

Sermon: Pipsqueaked
Texts: Job 38:1-7, 25-27, 39:1-8; Mark 1:9-13; Romans 8:18-25
Date: September 17, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Let’s join our brother Job at the corner of “What the hell?” and Whirlwind.  Job has confronted God with a challenge regarding what he perceives as a design flaw in the creation—that a good fellow such as  himself should be suffering, even while some of wickedest people in the world flourish.  He believes his integrity should have prevented his suffering, and […]

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What or Who

Sermon: What or Who?
Texts: Genesis 2:4-9; Psalms 96:11-13
Date: September 10, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         The smell of ashes.  We’ve had it in our nostrils more than we’d like this summer. 
         One of the liberators of the Auschwitz concentration camp remembers the smell of ashes and the silence that greeted his army unit when they got to that awful place.  The horror of realizing that the smell of ashes was not traced to a “what” but a […]

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The Kingdom of God: Within

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Scripture: Psalm 100; Luke 17:20-24; Hebrews 11:1-3
Sermon: The Kingdom of God: Within
Elyse Fairweather, guest sermonizer
Their feathers shimmer and glint in the sunlight – green hues sparkle as they bob and flit. The hummingbirds are delighting in their meal – freshly filled feeders. It’s a simple sugar and water mixture, but to the hummingbirds it is life.
This summer we have been focusing on the Kingdom of God. We have been studying the parables – learning from the words […]

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Light, Silence, Connection

Sermon:  LIGHT
Texts:  Genesis 1:3, 2 Corinthians 4-6
Date:  August 27, 2017
Anne Hopkins, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
The thought I’d like to share with you is LIGHT.  The power of LIGHT.
In Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “let there be light.” And there was light.
 
One night when I was restless and anxious, I decided to meditate to try to settle down to sleep.  And the message ‘IT’S BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN CURSE THE DARKNESS” came to me.  Though I hadn’t thought about […]

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Between Here & Now & Not Yet

Sermon: Between Here & Now & Not Yet
Texts: Thomas 113; Luke 9:27; Matthew 13:16; Luke 11:20; Luke 11:2; Matthew 6:10
Date: August 13, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Jesus’ disciples asked him, “When is the kingdom going to come?”  Good question, don’t you think?  It has been a very common speculative activity of various groups of Christians through the ages to try to answer that question of “When?”  Some have searched for signs in scripture and signs of the […]

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Logic Outdone by Joy

Sermon: Logic Outdone by Joy
Text: Luke 15:1-10
Date: August 6, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         I like to think that the Pharisees and the scribes recognized Jesus’s great charisma like everybody else.  They knew him to be quick-witted and articulate, a great storyteller.  They could sense his intimate connection with God.  They probably wished they could persuade him join them; I bet they would have liked to harness his energy and popularity for their cause of keeping people faithful.  […]

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Kingdom of God: Like a Flashlight

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Guest Sermonizer: Taryn Oestreich
Scripture Readings: John 1:1-4 and John 14:15-21
For me a flashlight is a lot like my faith…it’s a very useful – a helpful tool I keep in several rooms in my house, my backpack, my car and even in my desk at my office.
Once in a while I need to recharge the power source…sometimes I wish it would shine brighter (or maybe the issue is with my eyesight?) and it has served to both help […]

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The Ridiculous Father Who Loved Both of the Kids

Sermon: The Ridiculous Father Who Loved Both of the Kids
Text: Luke 15:11-32
Date: July 16, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         I had two brothers growing up, and they were often at war with each other.  I believe a good deal of parental attention had to go into intervening in their disputes lest they maim or kill one another.  My mom tells me that while they were busy causing a ruckus, I would call attention to myself by saying “Mommy, […]

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Excuse Me?

Sermon: Excuse Me?
Texts: Luke 14:15-24; Thomas 64:1-10
Date: July 2, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         I am not fond of cooking and I am fond of eating.  But that’s not exactly why I have been eating with our neighbors at Super Suppers this week.  I’ve been chewing on salad with the neighbors because I was already chewing on this parable and it did what parables are supposed to do: confronted me. 
         Sunday night—our church’s night to host the […]

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Where Did These Weeds Come From?

Sermon: Where Did These Weeds Come From?
Texts: Matthew 13:1-9, 24-30
Date: June 25, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         There’s been a rather startling development on the property we like to call “ours.”  Some of the crows who live in the neighborhood are mad at me.  When I walk down the driveway to get the newspaper, the ringleader—I’ll call him “Poe” the Crow—starts yelling and swoops toward me.  Others follow to hang around and yell, but it’s Poe who really […]

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