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...]

Sermon – April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday

To Remember What a week it had been for the disciples of Jesus! It all started the previous Sunday as people entered Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Festival of the Passover. Jesus had entered the city riding on a donkey while the people waved palm branches and shouted: “Hosanna to the Son … [Read more...]

Sermon – April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday

Grace and peace to you – from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   If you were to be a traveler in the hot and dry climate of the Middle East in the area surrounding Jerusalem you would be able to see Palm trees from quite a distance because their trunks stand tall and stately and their … [Read more...]

Sermon – March 28/29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

Grace and peace to you, this day and every day, from God our Father, from Christ the resurrection and the life, and from the Holy Spirit, Amen.   It has been a dizzying couple of months hasn’t it? The preparations for a presidential election envelope the country in debate over issues, … [Read more...]

Sermon – March 22, 2020

John 9:1-8/ Psalm 23 Grateful Despites Meditation Sitting up nice and tall, soften your jaw, let your breath get nice and easy. -Notice the chair underneath your bottom and the floor underneath your feet. Trust that they are both holding you up and you don’t need to hold yourself … [Read more...]

Sermon – March 1, 2020 – First Sunday in Lent

TEMPTATIONS   Jesus led into the wilderness by the spirit, Despite not eating for 40 days , It all seems too neat & tidy, like he was part of a Boy Scouts for Men program. Immediately following your baptism, Jesus you will be accompanied to the Wilderness by the Spirit, where … [Read more...]

Sermon – February 23, 2020 – Transfiguration

Seeing in a Different Light   We stand today on the threshold of the church season of Lent, that time for us to pause and reflect on how we are doing at being followers of Jesus, at being disciples.  But before we enter this season of quiet and reflection, we have one more burst of revelation … [Read more...]

Sermon – February 9m 2020 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

I am still writing this sermon. As I speak. I have swept floors, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, folded and put away all the clean clothes, and watered all the plants in an attempt to complete the sermon and provide all a SOLID conclusion. There is a chance each time I preach this sermon … [Read more...]