Sermon – September 28, 2003 – Bless You

Bless you Driving through the countryside this week I saw, as you’ve seen yourselves, that the harvest is in full swing.  That combined with the fall pollens meant that I had to make a trip to Osco the other night for Claritin D.  That’s because there’s a lot of sneezing going on in our … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 21, 2003 – Look to the Children

Look to the children Well, if you have been watching the developments in the American League Central, my Twins are 4 1/2 games up over the White Sox. It’s looking good for a title again. Things aren’t so shabby over in the National League Central, the Cubs are only a game and a … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 14, 2003 – Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who do you say that I am The monarch butterflies are migrating again. Have you seen them? I took my daughter on a hike through a wildflower field and we were nearly overcome by the hundreds of monarchs who had stopped for lunch on their 2500 mile journey. You know, we didn’t know that … [Read more...]

Sermon – September 7, 2003 – The Little People

“The Little People” They called her the “Queen of Mean”. That was the title of a movie produced about her. Leona Helmsley is notorious for her meanness. If you don’t remember, she is one of the richest women in the world; she owns the lease to the Empire State building and owns a host of … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 31, 2003

Horse or Saint? I suppose if my daughter listens carefully when she comes to church, we could have this conversation someday: Daddy: “Sophie, go wash your hands before you come to the table. Sophie: “No, I don’t have to. Jesus said. Daddy: “I don’t care what Jesus said. Go wash your … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 24, 2003

Choices This morning when I got up I had to choose whether to go for a run or gather up my wife and daughter and go to the Farmer’s Market. I chose to go to the Farmer’s Market. A simple choice. I chose to wear a blue blazer with my tan pants, not a trying choice. I chose to drive to church … [Read more...]

Sermon – August 3, 2003 – Real Bread

Real Bread OK. I have to confess that sometimes I hang around the Mirabella bakery and don't buy anything. I just go in there for the smells. When they get suspicous of me, I'll slip over to the Great Harvest Bread Company for more of the same. I just love the smell of freshly baked … [Read more...]

Sermon – July 27, 2003 – Better Bread

July 27, 2003 Better Bread Have you picked up your purple pill yet? According to the ads for the purple pill, we all need them, apparently for whatever ails us. It's a funny thing in pharmeceutical marketing these days. They tout some new drug that will surely enhance our lifestyle, but then … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 8, 2003

June 8, 2003 Pentecost Sunday As the book of Acts describes it, the church is born in a dramatic way.. We have wind and fire, miraculous tongues, a claim of prophetic fulfillment, an assertion of God's power and promise come to pass. The church as we have come to know it began to take shape … [Read more...]

Sermon – June 1, 2003 – Will the Circle Be Unbroken

June 1, 2003 Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Back in 1971 some scruffy California boys went to Nashville, hoping to talk some of the legends of country and bluegrass music into joining with them to create an album of roots, American, traditional music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with Doc … [Read more...]