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Tumbling in the Sand

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

Let’s talk about death …

The texts for Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All Saints Sunday):  Revelation 7:9–17; Psalm 34:1–10, 22; 1 John 3:1–3; and Matthew 5:1–12. Audio of Sermon:  All Saints Sermon    

December 1, 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

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

Proclaiming hope

The texts for January 20, 2013 (Epiphany 2C): Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, and John 2:1-11 “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The water and the fire

The texts for Sunday January 13,2013: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slivers of Light

The texts for Sunday, December 16, 2012:  Zephaniah 3:14–20; Isaiah 12:2–6; Philippians 4:4–7; and Luke 3:7–18 You don’t light a candle in a well lit space You don’t use a … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dreaming in the Dark

The texts for Sunday, December 16, 2012:  Zephaniah 3:14–20; Isaiah 12:2–6; Philippians 4:4–7; and Luke 3:7–18. I have heard the news repeated again and again.  28 dead.  20 of them … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 11 Comments

The Power of Hope

The texts for Sunday, December 2, 2012 (Advent 1C): Jeremiah 33:14–16; Psalm 25:1–10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9–13; and Luke 21:25–36 “Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trusting in Rulers

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. “Put not your trust in rulers, in mortals in whom there … Continue reading

November 5, 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

Born into a Broken World

The texts July 1, 2012 (moved from June 24, 2012 — the celebration of the birth of John the Baptist): Malachi 3:1–4; Psalm 141; Acts 13:13–26; and Luke 1:57–80 … … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The ever-present Wind

The texts for Sunday, May 27, 2012 (that we will use): Ezekiel 37:1–14; Psalm 104:24–34, 35b; Acts 2:1–21; and John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15 “The hand of the LORD came upon me, … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

God is greater…

The texts for Sunday, April 29, 2012: Acts 4:5–12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16–24; and John 10:11–18 “… for God is greater than our hearts…” – 1 John 3:18-20 This … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

You are Witnesses

The texts for Sunday, April 22, 2012: Acts 3:12–19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1–7; and Luke 24:36b–48 “You are witnesses of these things.” – Luke 24:48 What does your life bear … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Waiting for Resurrection

I think my favorite day of Holy Week is Saturday. I love Maundy Thursday and the footwashing and communion shared with a smaller number of people in the dim lighting … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Saved from Death

The texts for Sunday, March 25, 2012: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; and John 12:20-33 “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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