Sermons

Nov. 16 & 17, 2019  Proper 28C  26th Pentecost        Every year as we get closer to Advent the readings get stronger, more urgent. We are being reminded about the seriousness of our call as we follow Jesus.      …

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October 27, 2019    Proper 25, C        The word of the day is grace. I’m confident that grace is the word for every day. Hold onto it. God’s grace prevails.      Times change, ideas change, people change.      What …

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November 10, 2019   Proper 27,C        There is grace, and there is law.      By grace I mean knowing that we are God’s beloved and living as God’s beloved.      By law I mean the human behaviors that keep …

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November 2 & 3, 2019    All Saints Sunday        All Saints is the only feast that every congregation can move from November 1 to the following Sunday.      For some, All Saints is a three day, triduum, event.      …

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Proper 22,C   October 5 & 6, 2019        It’s all about grace. My Theological Dictionary of  the New Testament gives these definitions of the Greek word charis: to rejoice; joy; grace; to give freely; to bless; gift; gratitude, thanksgiving. …

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Sept. 29, 2019   Proper 21, C           This story about the rich man and Lazarus could be a parable, or a warning, or an old folk tale given new life. It depends on who you ask.      It doesn’t …

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Sept. 21 & 22, 2019    Proper 20, C        This passage from Luke is considered to be the most complicated and difficult to understand –and not just by me! Fortunately, we have help to sort it out.      In …

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September 15, 2019       Proper 19, C         This gospel makes me think of “Amazing Grace.”       I love that hymn, but I think we’ve lost the power of John Newton’s words. He was a slave trader who fell off …

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Sept. 7 & 8, 2019     Proper 18, C           This is a very difficult gospel to read and preach on. It is also not really different from what we have heard from Jesus in the past few weeks.      …

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September 1, 2019    Proper 17,C        Jesus is at a dinner party. He sees the other guests vying for the best seats, so he tells a story.      He says that we should sit down “lower” – away from …

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