God is always found on the side of life. How do we live our lives so that we honor God and find life? Amanda Musterman on 2/12/2017. 6th Epiphany Year A. Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Matthew 5:21-37, Psalm 119:1-8.

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This Side of the Fence

Whenever a fence is drawn, Jesus is always going to be on the side of need. A sermon about who the Beatitudes are for the poor, the suffering, the refugee.
1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12. Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick Somerset, 4th Epiphany Year A. 1/29/2017.

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All the Same Water

A reflection on Christian Unity, our baptismal waters, and the water of humanity which unites us all. Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23. 3rd Epiphany Year A, 1/22/2017

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The Weight of Water, Baptism, and the Crown

The water and oil of baptism are as weighty and meaningful as a crown at a Queen’s Coronation. Yet, we are given gifts of abundance which allow us to do the work of the Lord.

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You are Stardust, You are Golden

“We are made of stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” The Rev. Amanda Musterman reflects on the season of Epiphany and Jesus’ Baptism. 1/8/2016

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Enthronement

Merry Christmas! A brief reflection on finding God microscopically and telescopically. Luke 2:1-20 and Psalm 97. Rev. Amanda Musterman on 12/25/2016

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Everyday Shepherd

What does it mean to keep watch? What do we keep watch for, and what shows up? A reminder that even in response to our own ability to keep watch for fear, Jesus comes and breathes peace in the form of the Christ Child. The Rev. Amanda on Christmas Eve. Luke 2:1-70, Psalm 96, Isaiah 9:2-7.

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Us the Obstinate, Mary the Willing

On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we continue to ask the question – what is God birthing with us? Reminding ourselves that sometimes we have to get over our own ability to be stubborn to make way for God’s birth within us. Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25.

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I Wanna See John Be Brave

During Advent, we ask, What is God Birthing within us? Perhaps Courage? John the Baptist, Sarah Bareillies, and Youth are our exemplars of courage! Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11, Psalm 146:4-9. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on Advent III.

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Burnt Up Hope

The community of Saint Patrick’s sends our prayers to those affected by fires in Tennessee and Kentucky, while searching for signs of hope and life in the darkest, burned up, stumps of our lives. For out of stumps and dead roots, new life shoots up. Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on Advent 2A.

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