The Voice of the Shepherd

John 10:22-30 So, it’s Mother’s Day weekend.  While motherhood isn’t always as it is described in those countless Hallmark cards that will be exchanged across the globe before the clock strikes midnight, I think we’d all agree, there’s something pretty special about the role of being mom.  Ask any mother or grandmother about the moment … More The Voice of the Shepherd

The Resurrection of the Body of Christ – The Church.

Easter 2022 Our Gospel before us this Easter Sunday is one of mixed emotion.  With the events of Jesus’ crucifixion still fresh in the hearts and minds of the disciples, we can only begin to imagine their pain and sadness, their fear and confusion…  The guilt, from their denials and betrayal – for their part … More The Resurrection of the Body of Christ – The Church.

Having the Mind of Christ

Palm/Passion Sunday                       April 9/10, 2022 Text: Philippians 2:5-11 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. It’s nearly as commonplace as saluting our flag, this index-finger-of-the-right-hand gesture of being Number One! Sports teams and their fans raise that finger high when games are won. In fact whole … More Having the Mind of Christ

Extravagant Sacrifice

John 12:1-8 As we enter into the Fifth week of Lent – just a week away from Holy Week – our Gospel invites us into the home of Martha and Mary…  A home, where, just days before, Jesus raised their brother Lazarus from the dead… where, in returning to the town of Bethany, they now … More Extravagant Sacrifice

The Unfinished Story

Lent 4C                                                March 26/27, 2022 Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. In light of today’s Gospel lesson, how shall this preacher address you this morning? How about, dear tax collectors and sinners? You might like that, not because you are tax … More The Unfinished Story

Hopeful Suffering

Luke 13:1-9 As you’d guess, the observance of Jewish festivals during the Holocaust was severely restricted – at times, forbidden altogether.  For those in concentration camps, it became all the more difficult.  Yet through it all, in fear of persecution, even death, members of the Jewish faithful did what they could to practice their faith. … More Hopeful Suffering

An Appeal to Mime Christ

Lent 2C                                                An Appeal To Mime Christ March 12-13, 2022 Text: Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Do you remember the first time you saw a mime or a clown? The occasion probably brought a smile to your face. … More An Appeal to Mime Christ

A Fight Against Evil

Luke 4:1-13 Just a few days ago, we gathered in this space for Ash Wednesday.  The day that ushers in the season of Lent, when we mark our foreheads with crosses of ash as a sign of our sins committed and as a reminder of our mortality…  That “we are dust, and to dust we … More A Fight Against Evil