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Who Am I?

8/24/2014 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. The text for today’s sermon is Matthew 16:13-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. A few years ago, a magazine article reported on the way in which North Americans seek power and identity through their choice of cars.  A Mercedes … Continue reading

Faith in Action

8/17/2014  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The text for today’s sermon is Matthew 15:21-28 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Throughout human history, from our earliest day to this very hour, people everywhere have struggled with how to treat people who are strangers.  Strangers are different.  … Continue reading

In the Midst of Fear

8/10/2014 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost  The text for today’s sermon is 1 Kings 19:9-18. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. I was but a child – prone to fantasies and easily influenced by others – when one day, a group of us trekked into a … Continue reading

In a Deserted Place

8/3/2014 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost  The text for today’s sermon is Matthew 14:13-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was one of those weeks.  One of those weeks filled with mixed news.  Ahead was one of those weeks which would require some tough decisions.  … Continue reading