“Only Love!”

Sixth Sunday of Easter                                                          17 May 2020 (Acts 17:22-31   Psalm 66   1 Peter 3:13-22   John 14:15-21) “Only Love!” It is hard to have a conversation these days where COVID-19 is not the center of the story.  Yet, it is a terribly uninteresting protagonist.  It has no personality of its own and no desire beyond replication … More “Only Love!”

Giving Birth to God

John 14:1-14 So, Jesus says; “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, trust also in me.” Do not let your hearts be troubled. Today we celebrate the 5th Sunday of the Easter season, yet our assigned Gospel takes us back to the final moments before Jesus arrested, then crucified. Biblical scholars note … More Giving Birth to God

“Better to Light one Candle than to curse the Darkness!”

Third Sunday of Easter (Creation Care)                                  26 April 2020 (Jeremiah 31:21-25   Psalm of the Cosmos   Revelation 21:21-22:5   John 12: 23-36) “It is better to Light one Candle than to curse the Darkness!” Today we are celebrating/remembering Creation Care weekend.  A few people who knew this would be the theme of our worship service today, wondered … More “Better to Light one Candle than to curse the Darkness!”

“For Me, a New Beginning!”

Second Sunday of Easter                                          19 April 2020 (Acts 2:14, 22-32   Psalm 16   1 Peter 1:3-9   John 20:19-31) “For Me, a New Beginning!” We have gotten ourselves into quite a pickle when we call Thomas the Apostle, “Doubting Thomas.”  I have always been really uncomfortable with such a simplistic and judgmental nickname.  Therefore, today I … More “For Me, a New Beginning!”

“I am Thirsty!”

Good Friday Community Service                                         10 April 2020 “I Am Thirsty!”  (John 19:28) I was at BJs Grocery Warehouse two weeks ago and I saw a man who had ten cases of water on a skid hauling it to his car. A week later I was at Kennie’s and a woman had a cart loaded down … More “I am Thirsty!”

“The Real Presence of Christ with you!!”

Maundy Thursday                                                     9 April 2020 (Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14   Psalm 116   1 Corinthians 11:23-26   John 13:1-17, 31-35) “The Real Presence of Christ with you” The word “isolation” has become too familiar a part of our language these days.  The experience of “isolation” has touched us where it hurts the most—with those we love most dearly! … More “The Real Presence of Christ with you!!”