Pentecost 11A – Storms Pentecost 11A – Storms Matthew 16:21-2 7 August 27-28, 2011   Chase was about 9 years old. I don’t think he’d ever been in a church before — or any other place of worship. He didn’t know that you’re not supposed to talk. He didn’t know that you’re not supposed to … More Storms

Deeds. Not Words.

  Pentecost 10A – Deeds. Not Words.   August 20-21, 2011   Matthew 16:13-20       Peter says, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.” Jesus answers, “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.”       Now I love to preach.   Preaching is really … More Deeds. Not Words.

Telling Secrets

  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                    14 August 2011 (Genesis 45:1-15   Psalm 133  Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32   Matthew 15:21-28) “Telling Secrets” When Frederick Buechner, the prolific writer and Presbyterian pastor, was ten years old, his father committed suicide.  It was Saturday morning, the year was 1936, the older Buechner was a recent graduate of Princeton University … More Telling Secrets

Blind Faith

Pentecost 8A Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Matthew 14:22-33 August 6-7, 2011 The news hasn’t  been very good week this week here in the United States. The infighting in Congress ended in a last minute deal …but it was too little and too late to avoid a downgrade in our credit rating. 31 American soldiers were killed … More Blind Faith