A Reason to Celebrate

  As with just about every Lutheran congregation across the world and likely some other Christian churches as well, here at St. James we spend this weekend celebrating Reformation Sunday.  The day given credit for triggering the schism in the medieval Roman Catholic Church as Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the doors of … More A Reason to Celebrate

“I Thank God I’m Not Like Other People – So Now What?”

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost                                            23 October 2016 (Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22   Psalm 84   2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18   Luke 18:9-14)   “I Thank God I’m Not Like Other People – So Now What?” I thank God I’m not like other people—big deal—and now what? Two men come to the temple, both seem to get … More “I Thank God I’m Not Like Other People – So Now What?”

10th Leper Moments

Luke 17:11-19   In his sermon from two Sunday’s ago, Pastor Mike began his preaching in reference to our August congregational council meeting, in which the question was asked, “Is it difficult to be a pastor at St. James?” He then described his response. That as the room became quiet, all eyes around the table … More 10th Leper Moments

“Increasing Our Faith by Living Our Faith!”

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost                                      2 October 2016 Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4   Psalm 37   2 Timothy 1:1-14   Luke 17:5-10) “Increasing Our Faith by Living Our Faith!” One of my favorite words is propinquity.  Loosely defined, it means when events on the surface seem to have absolutely no connection with each other, but later on, there can be … More “Increasing Our Faith by Living Our Faith!”