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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

Drink

The texts for Sunday August 16, 2015 (12th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 20): Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; and John 6:51-58 Drink deeply all you in search of insight … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s in it for me?

The texts for Sunday August 9, 2015 (11th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 19): 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; and John 6:35, 41-51   We are on the third … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wilderness Time

The texts for Sunday August 2, 2015 (10th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 18): Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; and John 6:24-35 (This sermon was preached at a yearly … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Not Enough

The texts for Sunday July 26, 2015 (9th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 17): 2 Kings 4: 42-44; Psalm 145: 10-18; Ephesians 3: 14-21; and John 6: 1-21 We just don’t … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Radical

“The more radical a person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What does God sound like?

The texts for Sunday July 19, 2015 (8th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 16): Jeremiah 23:1–6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11–22; and Mark 6:30–34, 53–56 This past week, I was up at the Lutheran Summer … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Shall we rise?

The texts for Sunday June 28, 2015 (5th Sunday after Pentecost): Lamentations 3:22–33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7–15; and Mark 5:21–43 Jesus finds his way into town and, despite crowds … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Looking for God

The confirmation project for our last year confirmation student(s) is to work with a mentor to answer and present their own personal answer to one of several proposed questions as … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Today, you will be baptized

The texts for April 19, 2015 (Easter 3B): Acts 3:12–19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1–7; and Luke 24:36b–48 Today, JJ, you will be baptized. I wanted to take a moment … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Remain with me

A reflection for Good Friday.  The Gospel:  John 18:1 – 19:42 (sung) Stay with me Remain here with me Watch and pray Watch and pray … These words, which come … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Prayer of Service

A meditation for Maundy Thursday.  The gospel text:  John 13:1-35 When my Granddad died, my Grammy and my mom — his wife and daughter— cleaned. A lot. They got incredibly … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Death becomes Birth

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 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

On retreat – A poem

I went walking this morning The air hung heavy with moisture As the winter lets go And the rain softly falls The light—perfect So that the beech leaves—shaking at the slightest … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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