Archive | December, 2017

Get Up and Go

“Get Up and Go”
Jessica Star Rockers New Year’s Eve Sermon 12/31/17
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-23
 
 
Just when we were all getting comfy. The beautiful manger scene, the perfect newborn baby, the love that changed the world, all of this that we’ve spent the last several weeks nurturing and contemplating, is suddenly threated. The angel that heralded such good news last week now has some very bad news. Herod the King is on the warpath. And Joseph needs to take his family and run. […]

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Get Up and Go

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Text: Matthew 2:1-23
Date: December 31, 2017
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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“Were You Born in a Barn?”

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Texts: New Testament short snippets recounting the birth of Jesus
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Were You Born in a Barn?

“Were You Born in a Barn?”
Jessica Star Rockers Christmas Eve Reflections 12/24/17
 
The other day my son and I were rushing out of the house, late for an appointment, and as we jumped into the car I noticed he’d left the front door open. So I ran back quickly, in the pouring rain, to close it. And when I got back to the car I told him about how when I was a kid,if you left the door open, people would […]

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Love among the Favored

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Text: Luke 2:1-14
Date: December 24, 2017
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Love among the Favored

Sermon: Love among the Favored
Text: Luke 2:1-14
Date: December 24, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
        How did that last bit of the angel song go?  I’m interested in who gets the peace about which the angels are caroling. Because I want the peace, don’t you?  In the Voice translation we heard, peace is “among all people who bring pleasure to God.”  The NIV has peace “to men on whom his [God’s] favor rests.”  The Message: “Peace to all men […]

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Joy: Don’t Hesitate

Sermon: Joy: Don’t Hesitate
Texts: Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:10-14
Date: December 17, 2018
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         The discovery of a pregnancy is an occasion of great joy.
         Except when it’s not. The timing of a pregnancy isn’t always ideal.  Parents-to-be aren’t always ready.  The circumstances surrounding conception may cast a shadow over the announcement of a pregnancy.
         Take Mary’s pregnancy, for instance.  Did anyone rejoice in the beginning?  One of my books on first century Middle East culture points […]

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Joy: Don’t Hesitate

Click the arrow to listen to the sermon by Dee Eisenhauer: Joy: Don’t Hesitate
Texts: Matthew 1:18-25 and Isaiah 7:10-14
Date: December 17, 2017
Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

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Silence

Sermon: Silence!
Text: Luke 1:5-25, 67-80 [The Voice translation]
Date: December 3, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         We begin a worship series on “Angels Among Us” during this Advent season, and we get to meet one of the classic angels right away: Gabriel.  This messenger of God, you notice, made the first part of the announcement they were tasked with more or less anonymously.  The message is given about Elizabeth’s pending pregnancy with John the Baptist and the implications thereof—joy, […]

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Living Stones Becoming a Spiritual House

Sermon: Living Stones Becoming a Spiritual House
Texts: Psalm 65; 1 Peter 2:1-10
Date: November 26, 2017
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
         Everyone has two eyes but no one has the same view.  Amen?  Everyone has two eyes but no one has the same view. 
         One of my commentaries on the reading from 1 Peter interprets the text as a matter of not seeing different things but seeing the same things differently.  Much is made in the middle of the […]

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