Sermon – December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2014 No Man’s Land “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.” A deep darkness had come upon Europe in 1914. The Great War had begun, and just four months in, combatants on both sides were … [Read more...]

Sermon – December 21, 2014 4th Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent Let it be Christmas Eve is almost here. Three more days. Our Advent season is drawing to a close. These past few weeks we heard the voices call over the ages that one would come. We have recalled the words of Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort my people. Make straight a pathway.” … [Read more...]

Sermon – December 14, 2014 Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent Pointers It will probably come as no surprise to some of you that I am going to go out a little bit on the limb this evening/morning.  I am going to talk about computer programming, a subject in which I am utterly unversed. . . except that there is a practice in computer … [Read more...]

Sermon – December 7, 2014 2nd Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent Prepare the Way of the Lord Have you been enjoying the progress of the reconstruction of Windsor Road?   It has been a slow go because of weather and other factors, but it is getting there.  Seeing the process up close reminds me what a miracle our road system is.  The … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 23, 2014 Christ the King

Christ the King, Year A Look and Listen So, a woman observed a man looking frantically for something he had obviously lost in the store parking lot.  She went up to him and asked if she could help. "What did you lose?, she inquired. He replied, "I’ve lost my wedding ring.  It is so dear to me, … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 16, 2014 Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Spiritual Practice I read a little story in the Washington Post online this week about a young man who, according to the headline, found what he was looking for on his 2000 plus mile hike of the Applachian Trail.  Good for him.  That’s why a lot of people do that.  As you … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 9, 2014

“How Are You Doing?” Phone rings. "What? This is embarrassing. hmmmm.  I really have to take this will just be a second." "Really, can't this wait? I know I picked up. I thought it might be important. I'm in the pulpit. listen, I have to go." (Text sound) "now what?" “It’s my daughter!”  … [Read more...]

Sermon – November 2, 2014 All Saint’s

All Saints 2014 Dreamers Do you ever have one of those days where you wish you could close your eyes and when you open them, everything would be changed?  I’m not talking about life being miserable, hating everything around you.  Not that kind of change.  I would like to close my eyes and when I … [Read more...]

Sermon – October 26, 2014 Reformation

Reformation Sunday Reformation is Love Ecclesia Semper Reformata est. The church is always in need of reform. This idea has been batted around seemingly by everyone interested in changing the church. It has become something of a campaign slogan, sort of like, "I like Ike!", Or "Tippecanoe and … [Read more...]

Sermon – October 19, 2014

Render unto Caesar And they were amazed. That’s what Matthew tells us. He doesn’t say confused, angry, contemptuous . . . they were amazed. Amazed that Jesus could make such a clear distinction so readily. . . They set a trap, but he would be neither fooled nor flattered and he sidestepped … [Read more...]