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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Point to the Light

Advent 3B Isaiah61:1-4,8-11  John 1:6-8,19-28 You can tell it is getting closer to Christmas when Rudolph and Frosty are on TV and the number of super sale, discount, 4 hour only, free shipping emails increases to one every ten minutes. In the church, we know that Christmas is almost here when John the Baptist comes…

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