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Tumbling in the Sand

Between the Hosannas and Hallelujahs

Jesus, we walk again with you Cheerful palms waving Music full of Hosannas Bells and children choirs add light to the day Even as we read the Passion account, it’s … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 1 Comment

Clay Jars

The texts for Sunday, June 3, 2018:  Deuteronomy 5:12-15;  Psalm 81:1-10; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; and Mark 2:23–3:6 “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 1 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

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

What kind of love?

The texts for Sunday, May 3, 2015: Acts 8:26–40; Psalm 22:25–31; 1 John 4:7–21; and John 15:1–8 “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

We wish to see Jesus

The texts for Sunday, March 22, 2015: Jeremiah 31:31–34; Psalm 51:1–12; Hebrews 5:5–10; and John 12:20–33 “They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dusting off some Words

The texts for Sunday, March 15, 2015: Numbers 21:4–9; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Ephesians 2:1–10; and John 3:14–21 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saved by the flood

The texts for Sunday, February 22, 2014 (Lent 1B): Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and Mark 1:9-15 “And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you — not as a removal of dirt from … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kings and Prophets

The texts for Sunday, February 15, 2014 (Transfiguration Sunday):  2 Kings 2:1–12; Psalm 50:1–6; 2 Corinthians 4:3–6; and Mark 9:2–9 “Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The great grace of work

The texts for Sunday 21, 2014 (Pentecost 14A): Jonah 3:10–4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; and Matthew 20:1-16. ” And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Believing

The texts for Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Holy Cross Day):  Numbers 21:4b–9; Psalm 98:1–4; 1 Corinthians 1:18–24; and John 3:13–17 . “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking Love

The texts for Sunday, September 7th, 2014:  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; and Matthew 18:15-20 . “So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fullness of God

The texts for Sunday, November 24, 2013 (Christ the King Sunday or the Reign of Christ):  Jeremiah 23:1–6; Psalm 46 (though, we’re using the semi-continuous option for the psalm: Luke 1:68–79); Colossians 1:11–20; … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

We (Will) Rise

The texts for Sunday, November 10, 2013 (Lectionary 32): Job 19:23–27a; Psalm 17:1–9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17; and Luke 20:27–38. “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blessed is the dust…

The texts for Sunday, November 3, 2013 (All Saints, Year C): Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; and Luke 6:20–31 . “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Praying for Everyone?

The texts for Sunday, September 22, 2013 (Lectionary 25 C): Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1–7; and Luke 16:1–13 . “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclamation Grace

The texts for Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Lectionary 24C):  Exodus 32:7–14; Psalm 51:1–10; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; and Luke 15:1–10. “Create in me a clean heart, O God,  and renew a right spirit within me.” – … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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