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Words and Hands That Kill

You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder’ and ‘Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.’ But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger

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Imagine… A New Conversation

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C., April 24, 2010 Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C., April 25, 2010 Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter:  I shall not want… (Psalm 23) I know them and they follow me. (John 10:22-30) Back in 1953, Leonard

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Imagine… The Possibilities

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C., March 27, 2010 Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C., March 28, 2010 Readings for Palm Sunday: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. (Psalm 118:19-29) If these were silent, the stones would shout out.

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Take a Message

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent: Malachi 3:1-12, Luke 3:1-6 This morning’s song comes from Melissa Etheridge off of her 2008 Christmas album. The song is called “It’s Christmas Time.” What if we could create

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The End of the World as We Know It

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost: Daniel 12:1-13, Mark 13:1-8 The rock group R.E.M. got its start in Athens, Georgia in 1980 after singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Pete Buck met at a record store

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Would You Like Fries with That?

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 104, Mark 10:35-45 Bob Dylan was born May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minn., as Robert Allan Zimmerman. He formed several bands as a teenager, but was discovered in

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Do-It-Yourself Salvation

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings: 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A): Philippians 2:1-13 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Year B): Mark 8:27-38 Our song this morning comes from a country music legend named Tom T. Hall. Born in 1936 in Oak

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From Small Things, Mama, Big Things One Day Come

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21 This morning’s song comes from our hymnal and, compared with other songs within these pages, it’s a relatively new song. “In the Bulb There is

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Will Work for Kingdom

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Mark 4:26-34 Today’s song is “Hammer and a Nail” by the Indigo Girls from their third album Nomads, Indians and Saints, released in 1990. Clearing webs

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Hypocrites!

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: Psalm 98, John 15:9-17 This morning’s song comes from singer/songwriter David Wilcox. I’ve done one of his songs before. David lives in the lesbian mecca of Asheville, N.C., and