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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Be Raised

Lent 2B Mark 8:31-38 A friend of mine wrote on his Facebook status: Christians are called to: Go, Suffer, Die, and Be Raised. The problem in this is that the only thing we want to participate in is the being raised part. He’s probably right. And why wouldn’t that be right? Who wants to go…

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The Truth That Reigns Above All

Festival of the Resurrection   Matthew 28:1-10 Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to the resurrection! There is no greater joy in all the world than to proclaim this truth—the truth that is above all else—the truth that reigns above all in all creation. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Halleluia! Halleluia! The joy we…

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What’s The Real Question?

Pentecost 25C   Job 19:23-27a  Luke 20:27-38 I love the cover of this week’s bulletin. It is a simple image with simple phrase; simple but so full of meaning. For to him, all of them are alive! [the image to the right is NOT the image from the bulletin. at publish, I could not get a…

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No Other Day

Easter Sunday It is with great joy that I proclaim to you all this day that Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Halleluiah! After the long, dry dark season of Lent, it is so good to say that word again in worship. Halleluiah! So much beautiful celebration today as well, from breakfast with our…

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Speak To Me Of The Resurrection

A few times lately I have made reference to the fact that my mother passed away in September. Actually, I despise that phrase: passed away. Makes it sound so benign and innocent. She was peacefully at rest when she “passed away” but I do not believe for a moment that death itself is sweet, innocent or benign.…

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