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  • Aug21Tue

    Slow Food

    August 21, 2018 Pastor Carey
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    Pr. Carey

    Have you ever listened, really listened? 

    To the sounds of the busy world; 

    people walking, people talking, horns blowing,

     factories going, rushing, rushing, faster, faster.


    Have you ever listened, really listened?

    To leaves talking, as the wind whispers through the trees, 

    to rain falling against a tin roof, or...

  • Laying it Down

    Pastor Carey's Sermon for Good Shepherding Sunday April 22, 2018
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    Pr. Carey

    Good Shepherding Sunday comes faithfully each year. 

    The Lord our shepherd knows, protects and sets a place for us at the table, with a cup overing flowing, leading us to places that restore our soul, following us with goodness and mercy.   

    Jesus is the Good Shepherd. To know of a good shepherd there also must be awareness of a...

  • Sprouting from a Seed

    Pastor Carey's Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent March 18, 2018 Pr. Carey
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    Pr. Carey

    O God, whose Son's death begot life, give us grace to let go of our lives, 

    like a seed, and fall to the ground that your life might be rooted in us.   Amen.


    It’s that time of year when those with a green thumb (and those persistent in their hopes of acquiring a green thumb) start to think a little about seeds and upcoming...

  • Side by Side

    Second Sunday after Epiphany January 14, 2018
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    Pr. Carey

    The grace and peace of our Lord be with you. Amen

    The olive trees in Jerusalem at the garden of Gethsemane were a sight to behold. I could have stood there for hours gazing at the trees with ancient trunks gnarled and knobby - dated to be nearly 1000 years old. From them new shoots were grafted. Olives hung the branches heavy. Abundant. Of great...

  • Dec31Sun

    Mary and Joseph Meet Anna and Simeon

    First Sunday of Christmas December 31, 2017
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    Pr. Carey

    Mary and Joseph

    Forty days had passed since that night in Bethlehem. The angles sang, the shepherds saw, a child was born. On hay Jesus cooed with an animal lullaby around. In the night sky a bright light shattered the darkness. That night, the stable transformed into a place fit to receive a king. A life came into being, against all odds. Born...

  • Dec25Mon

    God's Great Worth Ethic

    Pastor Carey's Christmas Morning Sermon December 25, 2017
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    Pr. Carey

    On this Christmas day, the bells of St. Matthews ring, 
    From tower to town, of Jesus’ birth they joyfully sing. 
    Hallelujah, our king is born. 
    All praise to you, on this Christmas morn.

    From our bell tower the church announces good news to the community.  The organ can be heard by those walking on the nearby...

  • Nov26Sun

    God in the Midst of Us

    Pastor Carey's First Sermon - Reign of Christ Sunday November 26, 2017
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    Pr. Carey

    The opening of this passage in Matthew’s Gospel jar us with words about God’s judgement. The sheep and the goats will be separated, the blessed and the cursed will be at God’s right or left hands. The picture painted is - that our life together on earth matters. Caring or neglecting the needs among us impacts our relationships...