Even in these days…

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“Even in these days…” Matthew 4:1-11 By Don Ludwig, March 22, 2020 Christian Reading:  Matthew 4:1-11  Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to […]

A Place Beyond Fear and Hope

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Welcome to Southminster’s Virtual Worship Service. While we are not together physically, we can connect spiritually online. My hope is that by setting aside an hour of quiet time (perhaps on Sunday mornings) for yourself to read the attached sermon, watch the video by clicking on the embedded link, listening to the music suggested, and using the prompts for reflection and prayer will provide a way to nurture your soul.

Today I want to simply focus on one blessing of Jesus’: “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”. In our COVID-19 reality and with a wavering economy as a result, in a nation where the poverty rate is the highest since the Great Depression, where homelessness among children and youth in Oregon is considerably rising, when we have a President that is fickle at best, we are finding a trend that sociologists and futurists note as a time when “the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer” more sharply than ever before.

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 […]

Entertaining Angels

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Entertaining Angels 1 Kings 4:8-17; Hebrews 13:1-3 Mark Hernandez-Mullins Southminster Presbyterian Church, February 23, 2020 Nearly 25 years ago, in the summer of 1995, I started as the pastor of the San Leandro Church of Christ in the East Bay of California. I was 29 years old, and my predecessor, Mel, had retired after serving […]