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Sermon: Sunday, December 1, 2013: First Sunday of Advent

What are we to expect? by Stephanie Berkas Texts:  Isaiah 2:1-5  +  Psalm 122  +  Romans 13:11-14  +  Matthew 24:36-44 Some of you know that I spent a year living and volunteering in the country of South Africa through the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program.  I was called to serve along ELCSA –

Sermon: Sunday, November 10, 2013: 25th Sunday after Pentecost

by Stephanie Berkas, Seminary Intern “How do my beliefs about life after death reflect my hopes and priorities rather than God’s?” As I pondered and wrestled with the texts that were presented to us this morning, I felt as though these passages form scripture were revealing layer after layer of complexity, and confusion, and challenge.  We