With thanks to John Schoenfeld for reading scripture, here is today’s message:

Works Cited and Thanks Offered to:

Quote by the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber from “Yeah. ANOTHER Sermon on Fear,” Sarcastic Lutheran, August 9, 2016. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2016/08/yeah-another-sermon-on-fear/.

Note about Dolly Parton’s makeup routine quoted from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/travel/dolly-parton-dollywood-wildwood.html and first discovered from Cameron B.R. Howard in “Dear Working Preacher.”

And many, many thanks to Matt and Ellie from Kennebunk, ME who, turns out, are both cool and kind!