Sermon – February 2, 2020 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Grace and peace and blessings to you, this day and every day, from God our Creator, from Christ our Savior, and from the Holy Spirit. Amen.   Tomorrow / Today, I will get to see my nephew again. You may have heard me mention David before. He’s 6 years old and he encounters the world with … [Read more...]

Sermon – January 12, 2020 – Baptism of Our Lord

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Father, from Christ our Beloved Saviour, and from the Holy Spirit, Amen. I’ve got (Sat.: thirty-one)/ (Sun.: thirty)days. One month. Thirty-one / Thirty tediously long days until they’re here. … Pause … This will be the fifth time I’ve … [Read more...]

Sermon – December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Creator, from Christ our Savior, and from the Holy Spirit, who gives us hope. Amen. Although the temperatures seem to keep bouncing around between 20 degrees and 50 degrees, this evening/morning is when we mark the second Sunday of … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 24, 2019 – Christ the King

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Father, Christ our King, and from the Holy Spirit. Amen. Once upon a time, many many years ago, the fast food restaurant Wendy’s had an all-you-can-eat salad bar. I haven’t seen an all-you-can-eat anything in a fast food place, let … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 10, 2019 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Creator, from Christ our Savior, and from the Holy Spirit who gathers us together. Amen.   The year was 2009. The date, June 18th. Our group entered the building’s large interior. The place was packed. In addition to being … [Read more...]

Sermon – October 6, 2019 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Father, Christ our Savior, and from the Holy Spirit who gives us faith. Amen.   As we grow closer and closer to Pastor Bob’s final worship service with us, one of the things that keeps crossing my mind, is that we might not ever … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 14, 2019 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and Peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Father, Christ our Savior, and from the Holy Spirit. Amen. During my first year at Luther Seminary, up north in Minnesota among the frozen chosen, Sarah and I attended the seminary’s annual talent show. We didn’t know what to expect, … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 24, 2016 – The Festival of John the Baptist

Grace and peace to you, this day and everyday, from God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit, who gives us life. Amen.   Ok, let’s backtrack a little bit. … Zechariah was a priest married to Elizabeth, and one day Zechariah is alone in the sanctuary preparing an incense … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 2, 2017 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome.   …   Shalom.   …   Willkommen.  …   Aloha.   …   Bienvenido.   …   Welcome.   Throughout the world, and throughout history as well, there have been numerous ways to express the warming and open spirit of welcome to one’s guests and visitors. We have our own little expressions to … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and peace to you, this day and everyday, from God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit, who gives us faith. Amen.   When did you know things were different? … Did you know things were different at the birth of your first child; astounded at the miracle of life and … [Read more...]