Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

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Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 86 – Sanctuary

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Today we continued with our theme of ‘Falling Into the Psalms’ with a look at Psalm 86.  This psalm, as were many of the Psalms, was written by David.  It recognizes that while we are all different and lonely, we can all come together in the presence of God.  Even David was lonely, for years […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 78 – Sanctuary

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As we recognized Reformation Sunday and the 500th Anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church, we focus on Psalm 78 – a psalm of remembrance.  We often learn about God through stories and parables.  It the way we teach about God and the things He’s […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 107 — Sanctuary

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Today we’re looking at Psalm 107, the psalms of deliverance.  The burning question that Rev. Schaefer asked us to begin this message was: How do you capture an octopus?  You might wonder what this has to do with Psalm 107…  Well, life can be very much like capturing an octopus.  We often go along, thinking […]

Falling into the Psalms: Psalm 13 & 22 — Sanctuary

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Today we continue into our fourth week of our “Falling Into the Psalms” series, as we look at Psalms 22 and 13, two songs of lament.  During the time these psalms were written, there were, as now, terrible things happening in the world.  The cry of the author of these psalms was a desperate one, asking… pleading to […]

Falling into the Psalms: Psalm 23 — Upper Room

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Continuing into our third week of our “Falling Into the Psalms” series, we are looking at Psalm 23, a message about trust and the presence of the Lord.  As Rev. Anne pointed out, we can see the obvious connection to this psalm and to King David, who was a shepherd in his youth.  And so he used the […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 27 – Upper Room

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Today, we started a new series for the fall entitled ‘Falling Into the Psalms.  Our first look was at chapter Psalm 27 – ‘The LORD is my light, and my salvation–whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?’  Darkness is actually the absence of light.  It’s barren and […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Upper Room

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Sanctuary

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]