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The Transfiguration: Get Up and Don’t Be Afraid

The Transfiguration: “Get Up and Don’t Be Afraid”
Scripture: Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9
Elyse Fairweather, guest preacher
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, February 26, 2017
 
Jesus and three of his disciples went up to the mountain, and while they were there, Jesus was transfigured. His face shone like the sun and his clothes were brighter than the brightest white. He was literally awe-some.
 
When I think about the transfiguration of Jesus, it feels magnificent and immensely holy. God’s voice filled the air, saying “this […]

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Holy Is as Holy Does

Sermon: Holy Is as Holy Does
Texts: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,15-16; Matthew 5:43-48
Date: February 19, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Question: When was the last time you felt Holy?  One of the blogs I read regarding the Leviticus text asked that excellent question.   “When is the last time you felt holy? Happy? Yes. Busy? Yes. Excited? Yes. Even deeply moved? Yes. But holy?”[1] The blogger pointed out that we tend to think of “holy” as […]

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Walk This Way

Walk This Way 2/12/17 Sue Sutherland-Hanson for EHCC
Scripture: Genesis 3:8; Psalm 119:1-2; John 8:12; Matthew 6:22
My fairly recent move to join the United Church of Christ occurred because I was impressed with the great concern this denomination has for justice.  I was able to have an incredibly satisfying day of practice this past Thursday, when I had the privilege to join several from this church and Kitsap at large when we, as members of FAN (Faith Action Network) went to […]

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Salty Covenant

Sermon: Salty Covenant
Texts: Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; Matthew 5:14-16
Date: February 5, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
It was a time of deep uncertainty.
Do you hear that? It was a time of deep uncertainty, when God called for the prophet to lift up a voice like a trumpet. The temple had been destroyed, and many of the former leaders exiled […]

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Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

Sermon: Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness
Text: Micah 6:1-8
Date: January 29, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
It’s a nightmare scenario: You are being sued, and called into court to defend yourself. You arrive in the courtroom, and instead of seeing the jury box full of ordinary Kitsap County citizens, the courtroom has expanded to an immensity capable of seating the hills and mountains as the jury. Mt. Ranier is the […]

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Let Freedom Sing

Sermon: Let Freedom Sing
Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; Matthew 26:26-30
Date: January 15, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, UCC
 
         After Jesus’ last Passover celebration, he and the disciples went out to the Mount of Olives, suspecting that the Empire’s hammer was about to drop.  Although it was a struggle, Jesus was preparing to “face the music”—a phrase that means “accepting the unpleasant consequences of one’s action.”  Some combination of raising a ruckus at the Temple, gathering what looked like […]

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Light

Sermon: Light
Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6, 17; Matthew 3:13-17
Date: January 8, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Do any of you suffer from “S.A.D”?  That usually stands for “Seasonal Affective Disorder”—a condition in which some folk who are affected by the lack of light in darker winter months find themselves feeling depressed and sluggish.  You can buy special lights and lamps nowadays to give your body an extra dose of light. 
         The worship series we are beginning today suggests another […]

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All Things New

Sermon: All Things New
Texts: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Revelation 21:1-6
Date: January 1, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Happy…Eighth Day of Christmas! 
         Oh, sure, the Western world thinks I should have said “Happy New Year!”  But you know that in terms of the Christian calendar, the Christian way of marking time, we had our New Year already.  Back on November 27 which was the first Sunday of Advent.  Spiritually speaking, we turn the page on the new year the day […]

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Being Present

Sermon: Being Present
Texts: Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Matthew 2:1-18
Date: December 11, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Suppose among the residents of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth there was a young couple by the names of Susanna and Johoicachim.  They were both twenty-three, just getting started on their life together.  They had one son, who at eighteen months had learned to walk and was getting into everything, who was putting sentences together in comical ways, his soft, high pitched […]

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Reclamation

Sermon: Reclamation
Texts: Isaiah 55:2-3a, 6-11; Isaiah 9:2, 6; Luke 2:8-14
Date: December 4, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church UCC
 
         An unexpected light blazes on in the darkest night—that’s what today’s portion of the gospel of Luke and today’s slice of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol have in common.  The shepherds were minding their own business—tending sheep, that is—when the glory of the Lord interrupted their watch by shining on their squinting, terrified faces.  Scrooge had been warned by his ghostly […]

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