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Sermons by “Rev. Jason S. Glombicki”

Reformation and Homecoming Sunday

It’s like Jesus understood the future when he said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Maybe Jesus knew that 2016’s word of the year would be “post-truth.”[1] Perhaps he anticipated the rise of nationalism, the flood of fake news, and cultivation of alternative facts. After hearing the Judeans’ response to Jesus’s statement, we discover that their world and our world are remarkably similar…

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Feast of Saint Francis

Once more, listen to what Jesus said: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” // Now, imagine hearing this in disaster-struck areas like Florida, Mexico City, or Puerto Rico. Do Jesus’ words apply when clean water is absent, food sits in shipping containers, and clothing is destroyed?…

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Season of Creation: Forest Sunday

Although it may not feel like it today, summer is coming to an end. I hope you’ve had time the past few months to enjoy God’s gifts in nature. Today, we are invited to give thanks for God’s creation. One of the more important ecological images in the bible is a tree. Of course, we hear about trees in other places as well. Trees play an important role in Norse legends, Mayan images, the art of the woodlands Indians, and even in the logo of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We also enjoy the presence of trees. Even during the cold, dark days of winter we drag trees into our homes, and then we spend time in their natural habitat when they finally bloom in spring. So too, in the reading from Genesis we also found a person among the trees…

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