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Living a Life of Meaning and Fulfilment

Julie Kovacs

Easter Sunday
Sermon: Faith is Movement!    
John 20:1-23

Brussels experienced a week. People gathering in the airport to visit family, go on vacation, go on business, go to work. People gathering in the subway station to do what people do on an average day – go to the store, go to school, go to work, go to a friend’s house. People doing what people do. And then to experience something that words can do no justice – a deafening ringing in the ears, blood everywhere and not knowing if it is your own, screaming, sobbing, pure disruption. And then the feeling of complete and utter confusion. The actions of a few and the impact it has on thousands and millions of people. Once the airport and station were cleared of dead and injured bodies the eerie silence as if someone was taking their last breath or waiting to hear the curtain tear in two or utter the words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken?”

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The Stories of Old

Julie Kovacs

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Luke 1:39-55

    When you gather with family and friends what is the story that is shared and subsequently passed on from generation to generation? And what is the setting that prompts the story-telling. When my mother was living, between her facial expressions and her quick wit, would prompt Dad and then all of us and we would exasperate whatever story was being shared – often inappropriate and filled with poor humor and 95% of the time done at the dining room table over one of the big meals – Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. They usually had something to do with growing up on the farm and do you remember snow banks as high as the powerlines and walking to and from the barn in 30 below temperatures not just wind chills, and walking to school uphill both ways? 

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Don’t Shut the Curtain…just yet!

Julie Kovacs

Sermon: Don’t Shut the Curtain…just yet!
Luke 21:25-36

Sunday, November 29, 2015
First Sunday of Advent


           If I were to survey you this morning about the doctrines of faith that are most important to your daily lives, we probably would get a broad spectrum of answers ranging from what is a doctrine to what we believe about God to our thoughts on humankind and our beliefs around Jesus the Christ – his life, death and resurrection.

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Pulling out the Big Weeds

Julie Kovacs

Rev. Sara Morse's Sermon
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
and so you're back
from outer space
I just walked in to find you here
with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
you'd be back to bother me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I will stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
and I'll survive
I will survive (hey-hey)…

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