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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

Beloved child, get up.

Text for this reflection (in an Advent series entitled “Revive”): Mark 5:21–43 “Talitha cum,” Little Girl, get up. This text is not one that we normally hear this time of … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 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

God’s Peace

The texts for the day are: Acts 5:27–32, Psalm 150, Revelation 1:4–8, and John 20:19–31. “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drawing Near to Jesus

The texts for Sunday, October 21, 2012 (Lectionary 29): Isaiah 53:4–12; Psalm 91:9–16; Hebrews 5:1–10; and Mark 10:35–45. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

God is Enough

The texts for Sunday, September 9, 2012 (Lection 23): Isaiah 35:4–7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1–10[11–13] 14–17; and Mark 7:24–37 …I think it is interesting that Isaiah doesn’t say Do not … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Syrophoenician Woman

The texts for Sunday, September 9, 2012 (Lection 23): Isaiah 35:4–7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1–10[11–13] 14–17; and Mark 7:24–37 “Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 9 Comments

Life-giving?

The texts for Sunday, August 12, 2012 (Lectionary 19): 1 Kings 19:4–8; Psalm 34:1–8; Ephesians 4:25—5:2; and John 6:35, 41–51 “But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seeing Anew

The texts for Sunday, July 8, 2012 (Lectionary 14): Ezekiel 2:1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2–10; and Mark 6:1–13 At the synod assembly a few weeks ago now the seven … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trinity Sunday: A God who is also…

The texts for Sunday, June 3, 2012 (Trinity Sunday): Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; and John 3:1-17 … Sometimes, this image of God — an image of God that … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

That we may be one…

The texts for Sunday, May 20, 2012: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9–13; and John 17:6–21. (Also mentioned: Acts 2:7-11) … And Jesus’ prayer for us? “that they … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love, Jesus (the Christ)

The texts for Sunday, May 13, 2012: Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6; and John 15:9–17 …Dear Church, That seems so formal. I wish I could list you all … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Glory Ungraspable

The texts for Sunday, February 19, 2012: 2 Kings 2:1–12, Psalm 50:1–6, 2 Corinthians 4:3–6, Mark 9:2–9   … There is a certain tragic edge to glory it seems. As though, we can only … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Contagious Wellness

The texts for Sunday, February 12, 2012: 2 Kings 5:1–14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24–27; and Mark 1:40–45. “But he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

What are you worth?

The texts for Sunday, October 16, 2011 were: Isaiah 45:1–7; Psalm 96:1–13; 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10; and Matthew 22:15–22 … In our mindset, in the way that we run our world, … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

More than Enough

The texts for Sunday, July 31st are: Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 17:1–7, 15; Romans 9:1–5; and Matthew 14:13–21. Audio of sermon (a first person account of the feeding of the 5000 by … Continue reading

July 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Dear Jesus…

The texts for Sunday, July 24, 2011 are:  1 Kings 3:5–12; Psalm 119:129–136; Romans 8:26–39; and Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52. Audio of sermon: Pentecost-L17A.2011 Teach us the wisdom of your holy nonsense, … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

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