Set Free

Luke 8:26-39 According to first century Jewish-Roman historian Flavius Josephus, toward the end of the Jewish revolt in the late 60’s Common Era, the Roman general Vespasian sent a Legion of Roman soldiers (roughly 6000 experienced fighting men) to retake Gerasa, the scene of today’s gospel reading.  In the course of the onslaught, the Romans … More Set Free

“From Brokenness to Community!”

The Holy Trinity 16 June 2019 (Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15) “From Brokenness to Community!” So why would I want to begin my sermon today by mentioning loneliness—especially on a weekend when our country celebrates Fathers’ Day, when our church celebrates Holy Trinity, and when our congregation will hear Pastor Renee’s … More “From Brokenness to Community!”

A Life of Faith

John 14:23-29 This past Tuesday I drove to Zion Lutheran Church in Hummelstown to assist in officiating the funeral of a man by the name of Reginald Dunkinson.  At least a few of you may have known him. In the almost four years that I have been here at St. James, about once a month, … More A Life of Faith