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Your Faith Has Made You Well

6/28/2015 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost  Text is Mark 5:21-43. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Medicine – even today, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If it works, you know it in a short period of time.  If it doesn’t work, well, then you … Continue reading

Weathering the Storm

6/21/2015 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Text is Mark 4:35-41. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was a hot muggy summer day in Ohio – just the type of day you like sitting on the beach somewhere or catching a cool breeze under the shade … Continue reading

Stories with Faith-filled Meaning

6/14/2015 Third Sunday after Pentecost  Text is Mark 4:26-34. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen The Gospel lesson for today is two parables, two stories, told by a master story teller, Jesus Christ.  Jesus was a master with words.  He had a way of … Continue reading

Brothers and Sisters in Christ

6/7/2015 Second Sunday of Pentecost Text is Mark 3:20-35. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Who are my mother and my brothers?  For those of us brought up within a family, this question is indeed an odd one.  We learn as babies who our parents … Continue reading

God’s Family

5/31/2015 Holy Trinity  Text is Romans 8:12-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Every week, I begin my sermon the same way – with this greeting which comes down to us from St. Paul.  Yet, today, these words seem to be lacking something, for … Continue reading