“Healing…” — Gospel and Sermon for Sunday May 22, 2022

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/kek78W5Xr1g

The manuscript for the sermon is below:

In 1992, the band REM released the song “Everybody Hurts.” It’s different than most of REM’s songs. The lead singer’s voice is very clear in this song. He wanted to make sure everyone heard and understood what he was singing.

The song is an anti-suicide song. The lyrics are powerful, emotional, and speak right to the heart. So powerful that the song has literally saved people’s lives. Michael Stipe…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.