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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Broken Hearted

Maundy Thursday One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard spoken about scripture is this: God did not give us the bible we wanted; he gave us the bible we needed. So, too, is this true of Jesus. God did not give us the savior, the messiah, that the Jews expected or wanted or…

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Coming Again

Last Sunday of Pentecost Before Christ the King Year C Around this same time every year, I am struck by all the wonderful marks of the changing season.  Leaves turning colors. Crows cawing at me in the parking lot. People talking about getting pecans for holiday baking. The air is crisp and cool. How big…

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Why Is This Different?

Maundy Thursday   Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31-35 Why is this night different from all other nights?  For starters, everything is in a different order than any other worship service of the whole year. I’m here in the pulpit doing a sermon at the very beginning of everything, which seems odd but since…

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Sunday Before Christ the King

The changing, growing, dying, rising of the year are marked with the earth’s living breath. Seasons color our lives and make us part of it. There are seasons in the church, too. Sights smells sounds and stories bring us round the year and back again. Some things are constant like the sweet taste and smell…

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