Sermon – July 12, 2020 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Of Seed and Soil… Summer is hard upon us.  If the change of the calendar page a couple of weeks ago didn’t bring that home for us, the heat and humidity that has marked this past week certainly has.  This is the time when we can begin to see and feel and taste the hard work we have … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 5, 2020 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. Amen. When my son was under a year old, I had one of those “this is what it is to be a parent” experiences. He was playing on the floor, then he crawled over to the television, pulled himself up to standing and … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 14, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

Stuck in the Middle with You At first glance, the two scriptures I want us to think about today don’t seem to have very much in common with one another.  After all, one deals with setting in motion the stars, the galaxies and all creation, while the other consists of the words Jesus speaks … [Read more...]

Sermon – May 24, 2020 – Seventh Sunday after Easter

Time to Wait Forty days.  That’s how long it’s been since the events of that first Easter.  Forty days since Jesus was crucified, died, was buried and then raised again.  Forty days when he had been alive again and among his followers in a new way, a way they could never have … [Read more...]

Sermon – May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday after Easter

 Grace and peace to you from God our Father ad our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. Amen.        My siblings in Christ at St. Matthew, thank you. Thank you for the ministry you are doing in these days. Every congregation is rethinking ministry and how worship happens, how … [Read more...]

Sermon – May 10, 2020 – Fifth Sunday after Easter

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid. Fear not. You probably have heard that Jesus says something to the effect “do not be afraid” about 70 bajillion times through out the bible. Probably you were given a more exact number by a different style of preacher than I, but for the … [Read more...]

Sermon – May 3, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Hearing Our Shepherd’s Voice in Trying Times The fourth Sunday of the Easter season is always Shepherd Sunday.  Today’s gospel reading is the preface leading up to Jesus assuring his followers that he is the Good Shepherd, the one who always watches over his sheep and cares for their needs, … [Read more...]

Sermon – April 19, 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter

Today we hear the resurrection story of Jesus appearing to the disciples and showing them the wounds in his hands and side. He has to make a second appearance so that Thomas can see for himself.   The end of this text states “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his … [Read more...]

Sermon – April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday

Going before us Welcome to all of you this Easter Sunday in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! As you can see, you have caught me finishing up a project.  I’m writing place cards for our Easter Dinner. For many of the past years we have held the family Easter Dinner at our … [Read more...]

Sermon – April 10, 2020 – Good Friday

Hopeless, and yet…? I was working in the office at church. The phone rang. “Could you please come over to the hospital?”  The voice on the other end asked. Sherri was being taken off of life support.  The organ donor people would be arriving this afternoon. “Absolutely, I’ll be over.” I … [Read more...]