Paul’s Workout

Pentecost 17A  Philippians 2:1-13 At the end of this month, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! So I guess it is ironic that we are beginning this month with one of the least Lutheran sounding texts you can imagine. The end of the text from Philippians we heard today, at least on…

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Do Not Be Overcome By Fear

Pentecost 25C  Luke 21:5-19 Whenever a big event nationally or locally occurs during the week, it often makes me rethink whatever I have written for my sermon. This has been one of those kinds of weeks. Fires in the forest, apocalyptic amounts of smoke that turn the sunset orange and the moon red, and you…

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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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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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Saul the Big Bad Wolf

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing…

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Once upon a time…

Pentecost 3C Galatians 1:11-24  Luke 7:11-17 Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl whom everyone loved. Her mother gave her a little cap and cloak made of bright red fabric and from then on, everyone called her little red riding hood. One day her mother said to her, “Little Red Riding Hood,…

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