Second Sunday in Lent 25 February 2018 (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38) “Be the Hope you wish for the World!” There is an awful lot going on in all four scripture texts this morning. So much so that I will say a word about each of them, because there seems to … More “Be the Hope you wish for the World!”
First Sunday in Lent 18 February 2018 (Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15) “A Love that loves us best of All!” [When this sermon was first preached on the First Sunday of Lent, it was enhanced with a PowerPoint presentation depicting Maurice Sendak’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are!”] This past Wednesday … More “A Love that loves us best of all!”
Ash Wednesday 2018 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 If you haven’t yet noticed, in being the church who lives in the world, we come together to usher in the season of Lent on the day our religious calendars mark as Ash Wednesday, on that which our secular calendars mark as the day of love… With this, as … More Ash Wednesday: What’s love got to do with it?
Transfiguration 2018 Mark 9:2-9 So today we celebrate the final day of the season of Epiphany before we enter into the season of Lent. The day our liturgical calendar deems, “The Transfiguration of Our Lord”. Our gospel text for the day, describes those events that regular church goers are all too familiar with. Jesus, along … More A Journey Incomplete
Mark 1: 29-39 Directly following our assigned gospel reading from last week, in which Jesus drives out an unclean spirit from a man possessed in the synagogue, our gospel for this weekend continues in the story of Jesus fighting against that which we could describe as “evil”. From the synagogue, to the home of Simon … More Set Free to Serve