Sermons by Rev. Don Ludwig

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The Bead Within You

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“The Bead Within You” Matthew 5:14-16; The Gospel of Thomas, Saying 70 Other Voices: Matthew Fox, Creativity; Nadia Bolz-Weaver, On Jesus Dream Team By Rev. Don Ludwig, March 8, 2020 Introduction Five years ago, when we were in the process of adopting our children, I would take Tony to downtown Portland and we would throw […]

We are not our own

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“We are not our own” Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Mark 1:14-15; Romans 14:6-7 Another Voice: Te Urutahi Waikerepuru of Aoeteroa, New Zealand Indigenous Faith Leader By Rev. Don Ludwig, March 1, 2020 Welcome to Lent.  Kairos time.  Time to make a choice. Sometimes I wish that I as Catholic. There is something special about the traditions that […]

Called to be Love Dogs

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“Called to be Love Dogs” Hebrews 13:2; Readings from Barbara Brown Taylor and Rumi By Don Ludwig, February 16, 2020 Introduction I love to people-watch when I am on vacation.  On our flight to Portland from Costa Rica over a month ago, I noticed a 15-year-old boy board the plane.  He looked to be traveling […]

Turning to One Another

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“Turning to One Another” I Corinthians 13:1-13 and excerpt from Turning to One Another by Margaret Wheatley By Don Ludwig, February 2, 2020 “Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board, but let the truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Introduction It […]

King’s View of Mutuality

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“King’s View of Mutuality” Ruth 1:16-17; John Fairfax “Little Song” and excerpt from Martin Luther King By Rev. Don Ludwig, January 25, 2020    John Fairfax, “Little Song” Adrift on the Star Brow of Taliesin On the Land an oak will grow On a bough an owl may stand From lasting cloud a rain will […]

Pura Vida

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“Pura Vida” Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7 and Another Voice: “The Book of Joy”, Dalai Lama by Rev. Don Ludwig, January 5, 2020 Introduction My family have decided to move – to Costa Rica!  Kathy and I have been there three times – each time brings something new – this time we were able to share […]

Soul of the Whole

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“Soul of the Whole” by Rev. Don Ludwig, Dec. 24, 2019 – 11:00 p.m. Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Within Every Person Is The Soul Of The Whole; The Wise Silence; The Universal Beauty”    Introduction Five days ago, I experience a loss that was heart-wrenching.  Many might think it is trivial, but for me it […]

God With Us

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“God With Us” Christmas Eve Family Meditation By Rev. Don Ludwig, December 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Introduction The story we just heard is as spectacular as it is simple.  A baby born far away from his homeland, in a stable of all places – to a virgin mother – to a couple struggling to have […]

Just Say Yes

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“Just Say Yes!” Matthew 1:18-25; Dalai Lama XIV, The Book of Joy; Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By Rev. Don Ludwig. December 22, 2019    GOSPEL READING   Matthew 1:18-25  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she […]

Stay Close

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 “Stay Close” Matthew 1:18-22, Excerpt from “Generous Orthodoxy” by Brian D. McClaren By Rev. Don Ludwig, December 8, 2019 Introduction I remember the first time when I was about 4 or 5 years old when I walked unannounced through the closed door of my parents’ bedroom and something other than sleeping was going on.  As […]