Archive | November, 2016

Our Christmas Story

Sermon:  Our Christmas Story
Texts:  Isaiah 9:6-7 and Luke 1:46-47, 52-55
Date:  November 28, 2016
Sue Sutherland-Hanson, Intern at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
Today, I want to talk about the nature of stories particularly in relation to the Advent scriptures we heard read, and Dicken’s  A Christmas Carol, our theme this advent season.  I want us to see how these texts relate to us and our stories.
I studied writing as ministry in seminary, and from that I often teach a class in writing spiritual […]

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God’s Yes and Our Yes, Together

Sermon: God’s Yes and Our Yes, Together
Texts: 1 Timothy 6:6-8, 17-19; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
Date: November 20, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Suppose Jesus Christ showed up in the neighborhood this week.  What might a contemporary Christ be wearing?  Can you picture Christ in comfortable, well-worn jeans and a T-shirt?  Inspired by the 2 Corinthians text, I suggest a vintage T-shirt from a 1970’s band: “Yes.”  This is not so much about their music as about their name and […]

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God’s Yes and Our Yes Together

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Texts: 1 Timothy 6:6-8, 17-19; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
Date: November 20, 2016
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Opportunity to Testify

Sermon: Opportunity to Testify
Texts: Haggai 1:2-8; Acts 15:1-2, 6-11; Luke 21:5-13; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Date: November 13, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
I was desperately trying to retain my sense of humor on Election Night, in a humor-as-a-life-preserver sort of way, when the image of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy bubbled up from somewhere in the labyrinth cellar of memory. Why? Because that fictional book […]

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What Will Your Part Be

Click the arrow to listen to Mark Travis’ sermon: What Will Your Part Be?
Texts: Haggai 1:5b-2:9
Date: November 6, 2016
Rev. Mark Travis, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Desiring the Rich Inheritance

Click the arrow to listen to Dee Eisenhauer’s sermon: Desiring the Rich Inheritance
Texts: Genesis 11:1-6; Ephesians 1:11-19 and Luke 19:1-10
Date: October 30, 2016
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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The Acceptable Time, Now

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Texts: Psalm 84:1-7 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, 16
Date: October 23, 2016
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Desiring the Rich Inheritance

Sermon: Desiring the Rich Inheritance
Texts: Genesis 11:1-6a; Ephesians 1:11-19; Luke 19:1-11
Date: October 30, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         The first part of the book of Genesis answers a number of “Why?” questions.  The myth of the tower of Babel seems to address the question of why we have so many languages on Earth. 
         It’s also a story about desire.  Desire that seems insatiable.
The human beings, replenishing the human species after the great Flood, reached a new […]

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The Acceptable Time, Now

Sermon: The Acceptable Time, Now
Texts: Psalm 82:1-7; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, 16
Date: October 23, 2016
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Psalm 84 is a song praising Zion as the longed-for goal of the pilgrim.  Faithful folk in Israel used to hope to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to visit the splendid temple, a place where Israelites believed God dwelled.  It’s not that they thought Yahweh was contained in the temple, but they believed God was present there with a special […]

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