Sermons

May 18 & 19,2019    5 Easter, C   “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.”       Imagine how Peter felt hearing those words!            At first they seemed to be about food, but then he realized …

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May 12, 2019       4th Sunday of Easter, C         Last Sunday the risen Christ met his disciples on a beach. He gave them breakfast, fed them with bread and fish. Then he bestowed leadership on Peter and said, “Feed …

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May 4 & 5, 2019   3 Easter, C         “Grandma—what big readings we have today!” “All the better to confuse you, my dear.”       Yes, we do have long readings. It’s easy to space out and forget what we …

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2 EASTER, C      April 28, 2019         Every year on the second Sunday of Easter we read this passage from John’s gospel. Many people call today, “Doubting Thomas Sunday.”       Yes, this story is about him, but it’s about …

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April 21, 2019    Easter Day, C        I have seen the Lord.      I have seen the Lord on the Cross.      It was not God who put him there, it was fearful, angry people.      Jesus came to …

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April 14, 2019       Palm Sunday, C         There were two processions coming into Jerusalem on that day we call Palm Sunday.                    Jesus was riding into the city on a lowly donkey. He was greeted with shouts of …

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April 6 & 7, 2019    5 Lent, C         It’s all about grace. Grace is God’s wonderful gift to us of love and forgiveness and peace and joy. We have this grace when we ask for God’s help to …

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March 23/24, 2019     3 Lent, C         There’s a satirical post on Facebook—an interview with the panther who, the news says, attacked the woman at the zoo.       “Attacked!” says the panther.       “I was only protecting my home. …

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March 17, 2019    2nd Sunday of Lent, C         “What if I had not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!”       What indeed!       It’s hard to see God’s …

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March 3, 2019   Last Epiphany, C         Last week I said that the connection between the Genesis story about Joseph and Luke’s Gospel was forgiveness.       A quick idea about forgiving—and if I’ve said this before it’s because I …

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