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November 29, 2021
Today begins again the church season of Advent, as you might well notice in the decorations adorning our historic sanctuary.  Advent is a season of preparation; we prepare once again […]
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Thanks and Giving

November 21, 2021
I’ve just finished my grocery shopping for Thanksgiving Day; my counters are covered with the ingredients for the special feast while the turkey is thawing in the refrigerator.   Kim, […]
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Fallen Stones

November 14, 2021
The Temple glowed brilliantly in the spring sunshine that day.  A vast complex of buildings and courts, covering the equivalent of 35 acres (the size of our modern Pentagon complex), […]
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God Provides

November 7, 2021
Her arms were spindly and rough, like the dry twigs she had gathered for kindling. Her body shook as she stood over the fire, greedily sipping and sucking the steam […]
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Be Careful What You Wish For

October 17, 2021
There is an old saying that goes, “Be Careful What You Wish For; you might get it”. The adage implies that should our wish come true, it may come with […]
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And Jesus Loved Him

October 10, 2021
There’s an old saying, “Have you ever seen a U-Haul on a hearse?” While the answer to that rhetorical question is “no”; of course, someone had to stage a picture […]
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Family Matters

October 3, 2021
“Some texts in the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament have what some scholars have termed “texts of terror.” Usually, these are texts that scholars consider to be […]
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Dense Disciples

September 19, 2021
If parts of this week’s gospel lesson sound a little like déjà vu from last week’s lesson, you aren’t mistaken. Last week’s passage, Jesus jabbed his disciples with three sharp […]
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Marks of Discipleship

September 12, 2021
In our reading this morning, which we find set right in the middle of Mark’s gospel, Jesus asks the essential mid-term question of his disciples: “Who do you say that […]
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196 S. "C" Street
Virginia City, NV  89440
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