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In the Company of Others

4/28/2019 Second Sunday of Easter The text is John 20:19-31. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The story of Thomas is probably familiar to us all. Thomas is one of the original disciples of Jesus, a member of the chosen 12 who saw and … Continue reading

Remember!

4/21/2019 Easter Sunday The text is Luke 24:1-12. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. When we left there Friday evening, the mood was somber. The sanctuary was barren and stark, like a tomb. Death was in the air as we read scriptures recalling the … Continue reading

Before Death

4/18/2019 Maundy Thursday The text is John 13:1-17, 31b-35; I Corinthians 11:23-26. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today’s gospel is all about the night before Jesus’ death. We know the story well. It is a story of betrayal. It is a story of … Continue reading

A Strange Love Story

4/14/2019 Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday  The text is the Passion Narrative – Luke 22:14-23:56. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today, as we begin Holy Week, we do so with the story of the passion of our Lord. This story is not new … Continue reading

Endings and New Beginnings

4/7/2019 Fifth Sunday in Lent The text is from John 12:1-8. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Friday, as I looked around my office, I began to realize just how much I have done to prepare for my departure. All but one of the … Continue reading

Prodigals All!

3/24/2019 Fourth Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The teenaged son slammed the door. He was fed up. He’d had enough and couldn’t take it any longer. He’d had enough of his parents. He’d had … Continue reading