Sacred Everyday

Reading through ‘The Liturgy of the Ordinary’ as a congregation.


Layers of Labor


Posted By on Sep 13, 2020

Our work in the world is sacred and meaningful at every stage of life. Enjoy this encouraging 10 min sermon. You can also listen to the audio podcast here: https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/layers-of-labor/...

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Finding Peace Intro


Posted By on Sep 13, 2020

Here is the week 1 of “Finding Peace In An Anxious World” study. Join us at 9:30am Sunday Mornings for this wonderful conversation and set of practices. You can listen to the podcast audio here: https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/finding-peace-intro/...

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Inverse Communion


Posted By on Apr 6, 2020

Many churches normally celebrate communion on the 1st Sunday of the month. This is not your average month however. There is a lot of hand-wringing about whether to do online communion … OR … utilize this Sunday as a ‘Lenten fast’ from communion until we are all together again physically. It is amazing how ‘social distancing’ has challenged both our vocabulary and our metaphysics. More about that in...

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Sacred Average Day


Posted By on Jun 22, 2018

How do you experience the divine presence in an average day? This topic has become one of my favorite things to chat about. I have found two powerful trends that seem to be developing. First: Depending on your phase of life, there are certain ‘givens’ that seem to be assumed and everything else becomes a ‘variable’. In the formula of life, the question seems to hinge on either how to manipulate (change) the...

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If I Should Die


Posted By on Jun 20, 2018

This I prayed:  Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. And then I, at a very tender age, would lie awake pondering my death. A bedtime ritual I could have done without. Maybe I’ve just discovered a root of all my behavior problems. You know the premarital counsel: Never go to bed angry. I lost a lot of sleep over that one too. There is always a new...

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Time On My Hands


Posted By on Jun 13, 2018

My mom was very creative, extremely talented and had good taste. She sewed tents and prom dresses, made art from nature, sugar easter eggs with intricate scenes inside, decorated cakes and much more. I learned to appreciate how focused Mom could be on her craft amid piles of laundry and dishes. She would not allow housework to interrupt her flow. She knew the value of time away. I don’t mean to brag but I feel like I have plenty of...

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