Come and See!

John 1:43-51 When a person senses a call to ministry in the ELCA, one of the first things they are required to do is sit before a board of people made up of members of the Bishop staff, the Bishop, pastors, and lay persons, called the Candidacy Committee in order to “prove” they are an … More Come and See!

Christmas Day 2017

John 1:1-14 A few weeks ago our office assistant, Debby, came to my office and asked if she could take Gabrielle shopping after work with her granddaughter, Alyssa, to buy a dress for Christmas.  With no meeting that night, thinking it would be fun to go along, that evening, the four of us, along with … More Christmas Day 2017

“Called to the Witness Stand!”

Third Sunday of Advent 17 December 2017 (Isaiah 61:1-4; 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28) “Called to the Witness Stand!” I really like John the Baptist! Not so much the well-manicured, every-whisker-in-place guy we sometimes dress up for our Christmas pageants. Rather, I prefer the loud-voiced mammoth out in the wildness trying … More “Called to the Witness Stand!”