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“The Joyful Eastertide”

Luke 24: 36 – 49 Peter Tupou provides our message today. This year, for some, the joy of Easter felt diminished. Families celebrated the holiday in smaller units separate from one another. Grandparents enjoyed their grandchildren from the other side of a computer screen, children searched for Easter eggs in their own homes, and congregations struggled to implement technology to replicate fellowship.…

“Back to Normal?”

Second Sunday after Easter, April 26 ~ “Back to Normal?” These days I often hear the phrase, “I can’t wait until life gets back to normal.” Likewise, in our scripture, Cleopas and his companion travel home to Emmaus to “go back to life as normal.” Along the way, however, they encounter the Risen Christ and they discover that their lives will never…

“Earth Day: As Big As Easter”

Last Sunday, we celebrated Easter, the most important holy day of the year. This Sunday, we celebrate Earth Day. At RUCC, Earth Day is as significant as Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost. After all, our first calling and our holiest vocation as people of faith is to be good stewards and care for our holy land. Earth Day 2020 is a special one;…

“It’s Too Early”

Easter Sunday, April 12 ~ “It’s Too Early” We had hoped to worship together in our sanctuary on the biggest and most important Sunday of the church year, but it is too early. The current shelter in place orders remain. It is too early to gather together in person. In Luke’s Gospel, the disciples discover it is too early, too. They were…

“Space for Grace”

Scripture: Matthew 21: 1 – 11 Sermon Title: “Space for Grace” With palm branches in hand and “Hosannas” on our lips, we enter into the holiest and most challenging week of the Christian year. In my lifetime, Holy Week never felt more real. As we distance ourselves from one another, we experience fear, risk, loneliness, and suffering. Like those disciples 2000 years…