Thinking Aloud

March 2020

Mar 31

Before Palm Sunday (1)

The week prior to  Holy Week and Easter 2020 Though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death The attached readings and notes (/media/1/Blog20_03_31.pdf)are intended for knowledge and meditation. Pastor Kim Stover, Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Mar 27

Sermon: It is Lent

Sermon for the Lent 5, March 29, 2020 John 11:1-45  Pastor Kim Stover All Saints Lutheran Church, ELCA UNEDITED Grace to you and peace. Those simple words, “Grace to you and peace,” require both some degree of grace and peace to say, and a similar measure of grace and peace to hear! If the speaker and the hearer are bound...
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Mar 25

COVID-19 and the Flesh

Second Reading: Romans 8:6-11 For Paul, Christian spirituality entails living in the reality of the Holy Spirit. The driving force behind our actions and values is not our sinful desire for self-satisfaction but the very Spirit by which God raised Jesus from the dead and will also raise us from the dead. 6To set the mind on the flesh is death,...
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Mar 24

Wait, Waiting

Psalm: Psalm 130 I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope. (Ps. 130:5) 1Out | of the depths   I cry to | you, O Lord; 2O Lord, | hear my voice!   Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my | supplication. 3If you were to keep watch | over sins,   O Lord, | who could stand? 4Yet with you | is...
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Mar 23

A Modern Day Ezehiel

First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14 for the Fifth Sunday in Lent Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones is a promise that Israel as a nation, though dead in exile, will live again in their land through God’s life-giving spirit. Three times Israel is assured that through this vision they will know that “I am the Lord.”...
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Mar 21

Worship Notes for March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020 Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A Introduction Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. “I was blind, now I see,” declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God’s beloved children. As David...
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Thinking Aloud

Notes and thoughts from Pastor Kim Stover based on daily experiences that seem to stay in his mind. Read More