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1/28/2018 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Mark 1:21-28. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. … Continue reading

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1/21/2018 Third Sunday after Epiphany The text is Jonah 3:1-5.10; Mark 1:14-20.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel is about Jesus’ calling of Peter, Andrew, James and John.  In Mark, this story isn’t very elaborate.  It is short and to the … Continue reading

Listening to God’s Word

1/14/2018 Second Sunday after Epiphany The text is 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-57. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. If you can, imagine what it would be like to be as young as Samuel and to receive a vision and a call from God, … Continue reading

Keep Those Resolutions

1/7/2018 Baptism  of Our Lord The text is Mark 1:4-11.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today we begin a new season in the church year. It’s the season of Epiphany, a season of new beginnings. As with January, Epiphany is a time … Continue reading

Thoughts for the New Year

12/31/2017 First Sunday of Christmas The text is Luke 2:22-4.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. We are gathered here today on the cusp of new year…waiting and hoping for things to move in a positive way in the year ahead and yet, not … Continue reading