Baptized into the Spirit

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | Epiphany Baptism of the Lord First Sunday After the Epiphany Year B Genesis 1:1-5 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 Click here for an audio only version. Doubtless in Paul’s mind they were not re-baptized but baptized into Christ once and for all. John himself, pointed to beyond himself, to Jesus and … [Read more…]

Quietly in the night (Christmas 2017 Message)

Nativity of the Lord Christmas Eve—Proper 1 Years ABC On the same date: Fourth Sunday of Advent Old Testament Isaiah 9:2–7 Psalm Psalm 96:1-13 New Testament Titus 2:11–14 Gospel Luke 2:1–20)   The birth of Jesus takes place without fanfare.  No billboards, no public service announcements and no blimp in the sky.  Maybe if He … [Read more…]

Encountering Jesus

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 27 Year A Matthew 25:1-13 There is no video or audio for this sermon.   The foolish were short sighted. They thought of the moment, today not the future. They did not plan for the future. When we say and do things that are not focused on … [Read more…]

All Saints 2017: There Is More

On the same date | Special Days All Saints (Observed) Year A Revelation 7:9–17 1 John 3:1–3 Matthew 5:1-12 Romans 8:31-32 Romans 8:35 Romans 8:37-39 John 14:1-6 1 Corinthians 15:51–57

Love, Sisters and Brothers: in Sins and Blessings

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 18 Year A New Testament Romans 13:8–14 (NRSV) Gospel Matthew 18:15–20 (NRSV) Click here for an audio only version. The text version is below the video.     Romans 13:8 (NRSV) It sums it all up, 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the … [Read more…]

Let it Go

Sunday, July 9, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 9 Year A New Testament Romans 7:15–25a Gospel Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009). For an audio only version, click here.