Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 30 January 2011 Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12) “Doing Justice, Inspiring Hope” It was one of those childhood games that always caused great torment in me. It always started out as an innocent game at recess. Two rows of children separated by the large blacktop parking lot … More Doing Justice, Inspiring Hope
mAbout 15 years later, The fifth member of our family to be surprised by the cruel malaria was my son Hans. He, and the older son Bill and I had been hiking and hunting in deep valleys three thousand feet elevation below our Kodaikanal vacation spot. We had all kinds of insect bites, but never … More Pr. Sam’s Story of Malaria: Part V
I was the fourth in the family to be attacked by malaria. But by then there was a cure to malaria, and yet, we used nets when we slept in our own homes. WE took a prevention tablet each week.
My fother Fritz was the next to suffer from malaria. In May of 1943 He graduated from high school in Kodaikanal, but could not secure a ticket to take the journey to America as the seas were “filled” with submarine. He and his friend Johnny Schaeffer decided to begin college studies at Andhra Christian College, … More Pr. Sam’s Story of Malaria: Part III
Katherine Marie, was born in Rajahmundry, India 1933. Our Little sister was not healthy. We took special care of her trying to make her comfortable and cheerful.
MALARIA –WE CAN STOP ITS DEADLY AND DESTRUCTIVE POWER IF WE FOLLOW GODS’ WILL Malaria the scourge that comes back frequently and regularly This is the story of how malaria was a scourge to my family in India. Malaria caused suffering and change to six of my family members while we were serving in … More Pr. Sam’s Personal Story of Malaria: Part I
Third Sunday after Epiphany 23 January 2011 (Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23) “A Little Light…a Lot!” An alarm clock for Christmas is not really the kind of gift that thrills a six-year-old boy. But I had learned my manners well, so I said “thank you” and took it to my bedroom, … More A Little Light…a Lot!
Today we began a Bible Introduction Class at St. James.We’ll be offering it twice a week – Wednesdays at Noon or Sundays at 6:30pm. On our blog we’ll invite a wider conversation by posing questions from the study. So here’s today’s question! What book or story has been powerful, even life-changing for you? Why? It … More The Story: Introducing the Story
Epiphany 2A – Come and See John 1:29-42 Two disciples are following Jesus. I imagine they are several steps behind him, maybe they’re a little anxious – in any case, they are at least curious. Jesus stops and turns toward them, I think smiles at them, looks into their eyes, and then asks, “What … More Come and See
Baptism of Our Lord 9 January 2011 (Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 “Light for a Darkened World” The tragic shooting event that took place in Arizona yesterday had a numbing effect on many of those who attended the 5:30 worship service last evening. Since then the news has been non-stop. “Vitriol” has … More Light for a Darkened World