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Sermons by Rev. Adam Ericksen (Page 3)

The Politics of a Christian Nation Are to Love Your Neighbor

Sometimes people ask how a church can welcome all these people. After all, doesn’t religion cause you to exclude people who “don’t belong?” In our passage from Matthew 22 at worship today, Jesus says the most important commandment is to love. He makes no exceptions. Neither do we. God loves you. And so do we. Prelude – Be Thou My Vision, played…

Hope and the Apocalypse

These times are tough. But together, we are tougher. Fires, pandemics, racism, corrupt politicians. Many are asking, “Is this the Apocalypse?” Maybe. But hope rises. “Because it’s Portland everyone is stepping up.” – Erika Beseda, Clackamas UCC member Prelude Adam: God be with you.  All: And also with you.  Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen…

Jesus and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution

Today we will hear Jesus’ teachings on nonviolent conflict resolution. Could you use a little conflict resolution these days? We will also celebrate Communion, so we invite you to get a piece of bread and juice (or whatever you’d like). Everyone is welcome to participate in Communion. For example, if you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Straight, Atheist, Agnostic, Pagan, Jewish,…

The Son of God Believes in You

Today we will hear a story where the disciples call Jesus the “Son of God.” This is not merely pious religious language. This is political. In the ancient Roman Empire, the Caesar was called the “Son of God.” It was a political statement of divine power. And that political statement led to oppression. The early…

The Politics of the Gospel

Sunday, August 2, 2020 The Politics of the Gospel      Prelude  Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle – Amira Stanley and Adam  Adam: Our tradition at CUCC is to light a peace candle at the beginning of each worship service…