Author: Pastor Jeff

13
Jan

The Eulogy for John Robert “Bob” Keller

The Eulogy for John Robert “Bob’ Keller (July 31, 1952 – December 21, 2019) Bob Keller was born on July 31, 1952 to Virginia and Larry Keller and grew up in the small, working class town of Turtle Creek (“Crick”), Pennsylvania, just twenty minutes outside of Pittsburg.  His older brother, Larry, Jr. preceded Bob in […]

06
Jan

Attending to the Spiritual Journey

A sermon preached on January 5th, 2020 – Epiphany Sunday – based upon Matthew 2:1-12 entitled, “Attending to the Spiritual Journey.” In this life we are all obliged to engage in what you could call a “struggle”, or a “battle” or a “quest.”  It is the quest to carve out a place for ourselves in […]

24
Nov

The Broken Open Heart

A sermon preached on November 24th, 2019 – Christ the King Sunday — based upon Luke 23:33-43, entitled, “The Broken Open Heart” The liturgical calendar ends today with Christ the King Sunday.  Jesus, the Church declares, is the true “king.” But there is a problem that immediately arises with calling Jesus “king” and that is […]

18
Nov

It Takes Courage to Be a Parent

A sermon preached on November 17th, 2019 based upon Isaiah 43:1-3a on the occasion of the baptism of LilyAnn Hope Bryant, entitled “It Takes Courage to Be a Parent.” Our lives are full of wonder and mystery, but in the unavoidable tedium of the daily grind of life we become deaf and blind to life’s […]

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