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Ascension and Transition

God exalted him to the highest placeand gave him the name that is above every name,that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is…

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Texts that Have Sustained Me

My Final Summer Sermon Series As I have neared my retirement as the senior pastor here at Edgebrook, I’ve been pondering what my last sermons would be. I’ve thought quite a bit about the sermons I will preach in September,…

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First Nations Version of the New Testament

This month, in honor of Native American Heritage Month, our Gospel texts each Sunday will be read from the First Nations Version of the New Testament. This text is in English, but incorporates storytelling styles and other elements common among…

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Statement on Truth, Violence, and Healing

by Pastor Greg Mesimore Note: This statement was originally read during the Sunday, January 17 worship service at Edgebrook Covenant Church. Today, across our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church, it is Love Mercy, Do Justice Sunday. Tomorrow is the day…

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Advent in the Time of Corona

by Pastor Megan Herrold Sinchi It’s almost Advent! I imagine that many of you, especially if there are children in your household, are more likely to find yourself saying, “It’s almost Christmas!” But for many years now, Advent, not Christmas,…

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Pastoral Reflections on the Upcoming Election

We (Pastor Greg and Pastor Megan) have been listening to the concerns of many regarding this week’s election, particularly for the office of President of the United States.  People supporting either candidate have expressed fear if the candidate they don’t…

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