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Sermons by “Rev. Jason S. Glombicki”

Fauna and Flora Sunday

Fear and worry are at an all-time high in America. Polls show that majorities of Americans worry about being a victim of a terrorist attack and crime. Even though overall crime rates are down, the sense of disorder is relentless. Mass shootings are commonplace. Violent protests are routine. Global warming is accepted. Politicians on all sides have tapped into these worries and used them to sway our vote. These societal fears are in addition to the day-to-day fears of life. We wonder: Am I “hitting the mark” at work? Am I failing as a parent? Will my body make it to retirement? Have I made the right investments? Am I even happy? We worry. We’re anxious. We’re afraid…

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Ocean Sunday

This weekend marks an endpoint of summer. If you’re into fashion, it’s time to put away the white. If you’re in school, you’ll soon be spending a lot of time there. If you’re into beaches, beach season is coming to an end. It will soon require a plane ride to get that fix of sun, warm water, and waves…

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14th Sunday After Pentecost

It all ends tonight. Over two week ago the Olympic flame entered Rio and opened our eyes to green pool waters and worldwide fears of Zika. Tonight, however, that caldron goes dark. During this brief illumination, I’ve been struck by the variety of athletic postures, as in the ways the athletes use their bodies. Divers, boxers, archers, and weight lifters all posture differently. One posture expert writes that gymnastics postures involve a lot of unnatural sways, and swimmers sometimes fight their primal posture by rounding their spine. When a swimmer repeatedly arches, or sways, when coming up for air this stresses the lower back, puts the spine at risk for serious injury, and it dampens the power of the swimmers stroke. You see, posture is important to the Olympians, and posture is the focus of today’s Gospel…

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