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Blessed Are You!

1/29/2017 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:1-12.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was one of those days.  Jesus had just begun his ministry when a great crowd from the surrounding countryside began to follow him.  Upon seeing the crowd, Jesus … Continue reading

Essential Personnel

1/22/2017 Third Sunday of Epiphany The text is Matthew 4:12-23. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, here we are at another one of those days in which the weather report is not good for Monday.  Snow is one thing; ice is another.  And … Continue reading

Holy, but Oh, so Human

1/15/2017 Second Sunday after Epiphany The text is 1 Corinthians 1:1-9. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. In many ways, Paul is a diplomat par excellence.  He knows just how to get people to listen to him.  That is, he knows just what to say … Continue reading

The Beginning of Life’s Journey

1/8/2017 Baptism of Our Lord The text is Matthew 3:13-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. There are certain events and experiences in life that defy the power of words. Baptism is one such event – whether it is the baptism of Jesus in the … Continue reading

The Name, Jesus

1/1/2017 Name of Jesus The text is from Luke 2:15-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Happy New Year, everyone!  In this time of new beginnings, this time in which we remember the past and look forward to the days and weeks ahead, some … Continue reading