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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

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

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

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

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

The homeless King

The texts for Sunday, November 23, 2014 (Christ the King):  Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 95:1–7a; Ephesians 1:15–23; and Matthew 25:31–46. The audio of the sermon: Sermon for Christ the King … when we separate ourselves … Continue reading

December 1, 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

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

The Direction Faith Looks

The texts for Sunday, August 11,2013 (Lectionary 19 C):  Genesis 15:1–6; Psalm 33:12–22; Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16; and Luke 12:32–40 “[God] brought [Abram] outside and said, ‘Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Use of Power

The texts for Sunday, June 16,2013 (Lectionary 11C):  2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15;  Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15–21; and Luke 7:36—8:3 “Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tabitha

The texts for Sunday, April 21, 2013: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; and John 10:22-30. “The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me” – John 10: 25b I’m really … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Habit of the heart

The texts for Sunday, November 11, 2012 (Lectionary 32): 1 Kings 17:8–16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24–28; and Mark 12:38–44 Did you know that giving is a habit of the heart? … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Community and diversity

The texts for Sunday, October 7, 2012 (Lection 27): Genesis 2:18–24; Psalm 8; Hebrews 1:1–4; 2:5–12; and Mark 10:2–16 “Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Built on a Rock

Built on a rock, the church shall stand, even when steeples are falling; crumbled have spires in every land, bells still are chiming and calling— calling the young and old … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Parable about “Pure” Religion

The texts for Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Lectionary 22): Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; and Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “It wasn’t about the stained glass window. At least … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Religion of the Heart

The texts for Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Lectionary 22): Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; and Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, ‘Why … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

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