Monthly Archives: July 2013

Simplify, Simplify!

Devotional for August 4 – Simplify, Simplify! Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background I think it was Frazier Crane in the old Cheer’s TV show who was quoting Henry David Thoreau saying, “Simplify, simplify.”  To which … Continue reading

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Experiencing God Through Music

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background This Sunday is the day we commemorate several key musicians.  Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schutz and George Frederick Handel all died on this date (not in the same year, … Continue reading

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Devotional for July 21, 2013 –Hands on Theology: Let’s be Martha!

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background There are some compelling sermons out there about our Gospel lesson this morning.  I have heard the full variety.  Some preachers say that Mary was stepping into a disciple role … Continue reading

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Devotional for July 14, 2013 –Hands on Theology: Be Homeless

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background In our parable today, the lawyer asks the question, “And who is my neighbor?”  This seems like a pretty logical and relevant question.  The idea of neighbor could be pretty … Continue reading

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Devotional for July 7, 2013 –Hands on Theology: Plants and Gardens

  Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background There are many who ask me if I am going somewhere far away this summer.  And my reply is always the same, “why would I want to leave Oregon in … Continue reading

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