Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

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Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness — Upper Room

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As we recognize Mother’s Day, we take a look at the Fruit of the Spirit of Kindness.  Rev. Schaefer pointed out, especially as we think about the kindness of mothers on Mother’s Day, that in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.  It is something we can choose to be at any opportunity.  We […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness — Sanctuary

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As we recognize both Confirmation Sunday and Mother’s Day, we take a look at the Fruit of the Spirit of Kindness.  Rev. Schaefer pointed out, especially to our Confirmands who are taking the next big step in their spiritual lives, that in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.  It is something we […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience — Upper Room

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We continue our series on The Fruit of the Spirit with a look at Patience.  Rev. Schaefer began by asking the question, “How much time do we spend waiting?” We’re a society of waiting – waiting for traffic, in lines, on hold, for service people, for doctors, for packages, for special events, for the flowers […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience — Sanctuary

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We continue our series on The Fruit of the Spirit with a look at Patience.  Rev. Schaefer began by asking the question, “How much time do we spend waiting?” We’re a society of waiting – waiting for traffic, in lines, on hold, for service people, for doctors, for packages, for special events, for the flowers […]

Easter Sunday — Sanctuary

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We are here on Easter morning to celebrate the miracle of the Resurrection – the Empty Tomb.  Do you believe in miracles?  Does the resurrection miracle mean anything to us today?  Is it only a story, or does the impact of this miracle still resonate for us even today?  Life for the disciples was bleak and scary […]

Good Friday Tenebrae Service — Sanctuary

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.  The service of Tenebrae (the name means ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’) is a Holy Week devotion which traces its roots back to the seventh century.  It is characterized by the gradual darkening of the Sanctuary as candles are extinguished throughout the service.  […]

The Miracles of Jesus: Jesus Walks on Water – Sanctuary

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As we approach Holy Week, our miracle for this Sunday is ‘Jesus Walks on the Water,’ titled ‘Keep Your Eyes on Jesus.’  Rev. Schafer reminded us that water is one of God’s greatest gifts, although we don’t always think too much about it.  Water quenches our thirst, it cleanses us when we shower or bathe, […]