She Is The Pastor

In the coming weeks I will be participating in a community that is reading together this book: She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry   by Karoline M Lewis. It can be found here and in other places, too, but I love my local bookstore so you should buy from them. Anyhow, I’ve…

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Sliver of Ice

Pentecost 11C Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 Have you ever said to yourself: when I win the lottery I’m going to do such and such. Or maybe: if I inherited a million dollars from some long lost rich uncle, I’d do this or that. This is a common daydream many of us…

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Many Things

Pentecost 9C  Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-18 Our lives are so full! Full of wonderful things and events and people, but also full of junk. Filler, busy work, and distractions take up huge portions of our lives. It is so easy to be distracted by all these many things! From TV shows and movies, to the…

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Have Mercy On Us Lord

Pentecost 8C Luke 10:25-37 Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us all. I believe many of us have prayed this type of prayer this week. Perhaps over the past few weeks. During the times of our lives when things are going well, the phrase, “Lord, have mercy,” certainly has meaning, but not…

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Our Burdens

Pentecost 7C   July 7 2013  Galatians 6:1-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 If I had to choose a color that I most associate with Summer it would be green! Summer is a great green sea, even with the lower than average rainfall we’ve had in our area recently. Green is everywhere; green grass, green trees, green growing…

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Do Or Do Not

Pentecost 6C Galatians 5:1,13-25   Luke 9:51-62 Do or Do Not, There Is No Try. That may be what Jesus is saying at the end of our Gospel text for today. Be a part of the Kingdom of God or do not, there is no simply trying it out. “Do or do not, there is…

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Let Us Love

Pentecost 5C   Luke 8:26-39 I must begin this sermon with a confession about how difficult it has been to decide what to talk about this morning. Actually, it would be more accurate to say it has been difficult to find good words at all. Our collective national hearts seem to keep breaking over and…

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