“Open my heart Lord” When I am not spending my Sundays in that almost front pew over there cajoling and wrestling our 4 year old into semi-quiet submission, I spend my weekdays as an elementary art teacher, so I’m going to ask that you indulge me a bit here at the beginning as we talk … More Lenten Midweek March 9th
Maundy Thursday 24 March 2016 (Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 116 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17) “We are the Last Witnesses!” [Slide #1…..Blank] “after he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you?……I have set … More “We are the Last Witnesses!”
Palm Sunday 20 March 2016 (Isaiah 50:4-9 Psalm 24 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 19:28-40) “Taking the First Step!” Palm Sunday is here! Jesus is on the final two miles of his journey to Jerusalem and is close to entering the Holy City. The disciples do as they are commanded and the events unfold exactly … More “Taking the First Step!”
OPEN MY LIFE, LORD Acts 2: 38-47 If you google the definition of community one entry describes: “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals – AND – the sense of community that organized religion can provide.” In Acts 2 we hear Peter call those who witnessed … More Lenten Midweek March 2nd
“Open my hands, Lord.” Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 ; Psalm 27 ; Philippians 3:17—4:1 ; Luke 13:31-35 – At the seminary I have a class called Ecology and Stewardship. The class planted seeds a few weeks ago. The seedlings are on a rack in the main entry way to the seminary. While the cold air and … More Lenten Midweek February 24
Fourth Sunday in Lent 6 March 2016 (Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) “Return of the Prodigal!” In some ways, we might say this sermon began 33 years ago. That is when Henri Nouwen, a prolific writer of spirituality saw a poster of this painting we have on the screen … More “Return of the Prodigal!”
Luke 13: 1-9 Today’s Gospel text forces us to reflect on some of our biggest questions in regards to sin, human suffering, and divine judgment. One theologian begins his commentary on today’s scripture with, “some biblical passages, like some flammable materials, should probably carry a warning label: handle with care. This story… is surely one of … More Repent!