Holy Trinity 31 May 2015 (Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 “Quarks and the Holy Trinity!” We celebrate this weekend–the Holy Trinity—three Persons in One God! But all my life I’ve been told that three is not a good number when it comes to relationships. “Don’t date in threes!” “Don’t jointly own anything … More “Quarks and the Holy Trinity!”
Day of Pentecost 24 May 2015 (Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15) “A Window and a Door!” I suspect many of you may have read about the most recent survey on religion in America released two weeks ago by the non-partisan Pew Research Center. This survey shows that the number of Americans … More “A Window and a Door!”
Text: John 17: 6-19, Easter 7b Did you know that YOU are a GIFT from God?! Jesus says this over and over and over again in one way or another throughout the 17th chapter of the gospel of John. In fact, the verb “to give” occurs 17 times in this chapter, more than anywhere else in … More “Given and Sent”
Sixth Sunday of Easter 10 May 2015 (Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17) “You are Chosen!” I read an editorial in a newspaper this past week where the writer spoke of struggling with finding meaning in today’s world for himself and his family. The analogy he used in describing, what he considers … More “You are Chosen!”
Text: Acts 8: 26-40 Easter 5b We’ve watched the city of Baltimore in flames this past week. Many of us have watched from a safe distance… Questioning the violence, questioning the protesting. In our household, we watched the riots this week with tears, seeing the deep pain of the people in the city we love … More God’s Call to Get in the Chariot with the Oppressed… in Baltimore and here in Gettysburg.