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Taking Responsibility

9/28/2014 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text for today’s sermon is Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. A patient lay in bed in the hospital, unable to walk, and accidentally knocked over a cup of water which spilled to the floor … Continue reading

The Wideness of God’s Mercy

9/21/2014 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost   The text for today’s sermon is Jonah 3:10-4:11 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “It’s not fair.  It’s just not fair at all!”  That’s what children say whenever they don’t get their own way – whether it’s by … Continue reading

The Cross

9/14/2014   Holy Cross Sunday   The text for today’s sermon is John 3:13-18. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Every year on September 11th I watch the History Channel.  Every year on September 11 that station airs programs about the events that occurred … Continue reading

Community in God’s Love and Forgiveness

9/7/2014 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text for today’s sermon is Matthew 18:15-20; Romans 13:8-14. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. This is Rally Day.  For us, that means that it is time to gather around the cross of Christ – to renew the … Continue reading

God Forbid!

8/31/2014  Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The text for today’s sermon is Matthew 16:21-26. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. This has been an amazing turn of events!  Last week, Peter was proclaimed by Jesus to be rock…the building block from which the church would take shape.  … Continue reading