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The Persistent God

The texts for Sunday, February 19, 2017:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18;  Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23; and Matthew 5:38-48 Well, this morning, we are sure confronted in the texts with an … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

A world turned on end

The texts for Sunday, November 13, 2016:  Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; and Luke 21: 5-19 Nations will rise against nation Earthquakes, famines, plagues Sickness, persecution, suffering Injustices, riots, … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Open, empty hands

The texts for Sunday, October 23, 2016: Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7;  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; and  Luke 18:9-14 How do you receive a gift?  Or many gifts? I think God pours out gifts beyond … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seeking

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2016 are:  Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; and Luke 15:1-10 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

This prayer thing

The texts for Sunday, July 24, 2016 are: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]; and Luke 11:1-13 “Lord, teach us to pray …” What is prayer, exactly? I confess … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Neighbor

  The texts for Sunday, July 10, 2016 are: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; and Luke 10:25-37   Alton Sterling Philando Castile Officer Brent Thompson Officer Patrick Zamarripa Sergeant Michael Smith Officer Michael … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

On feeling overwhelmed

The texts for Sunday, July 10, 2016 are: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; and Luke 10:25-37 “Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Living Questions

“There’s no proof that God exists so I don’t believe in God.” *sigh* confirmation class challenger pushing the new pastor “You believe in lots of things you have no proof … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Small miracles

The texts for Sunday, January 17, 2015 (2nd Sunday after Epiphany): Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; and John 2:1-11 So, let’s see … six stone water jars — … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Called to Be

The texts for Sunday, January 10, 2015 (The Baptism of Our Lord): Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 (A note to help with context: this was … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Handful by handful

The texts for Sunday, November 8, 2015 (24nd Sunday after Pentecost): 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; and Mark 12:38-44. + A couple of coins.  A handful of meal. … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Take heart …

The texts for Sunday, October 25, 2015 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost): Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; and Mark 10:46-52.  (We didn’t choose the Reformation texts this day, but something … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Missed turn

Missed Turn Huh. Well, damn airport pre-dawn bye-bye see you soon safe travels alone, I missed my exit. I blame the leaves — pink hues pink-yellow pink-red pink-orange pink haze … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stewardship

The texts for Sunday September 27, 2015 (18th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 26): Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; and Mark 9:38-50     What is stewardship? Some … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Epistle of Straw

The texts for Sunday September 20, 2015 (17th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; and Mark 9:30-37. Ah, the book of James… the sermon … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

To whom can we go?

The texts for Sunday August 23, 2015 (13th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 21): Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; and John 6:56-69 If you are unwilling to serve the … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Remembering Fall in Alberta

Inspired by the news of the August snowfall in Alberta (see the HuffPost article or CBC), I found myself reminiscing about my childhood there and the pretty regular occurrence of … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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