Lent 1B Genesis 9:8-17 Our reading today from the Old Testament is the closing scene of one of the most widely recognized stories from the bible. The flood, the big boat, the animals two by two, the kindly looking old man with the long white beard are all familiar set pieces in this story. And…

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Speed Bump Made of Ash

This sermon was originally crafted to be preached after the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday 2/18/15. However, with the dangerous weather we are having, this was not possible. I will deeply miss this remarkable moment I get to experience each year–standing in front of a congregation marked with the cross of Christ. And yet,…

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Woe To Me

Epiphany 5B 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Today’s sermon was difficult for me to prepare. Not because of a lack of something to say! Quite the opposite, really. There are so many interesting things happening in the scriptures for today that I could hardly decide what to talk about first! There is so much great stuff! We…

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James Tissot

Ah HA!

Epiphany Year B Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 Yay Christmas! Woo Hooo!!! Yahoo It’s finally here! Yippie!   Ho ho ho! Very Merry and so on! And just like that, it was over. Christmas is supposed to last 12 days in the church because we have Christmas all the way through Epiphany on January 6th,…

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moon through the branches

Christmas List

Advent 4B   Luke 1:39-55 O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Amen Christmas is, pretty much, upon us. So, what’s under your Christmas tree and what’s on your list for this year? So often…

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