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Are You Pentecostal?

5/20/2018 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2:1-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. According to the author of Acts, when the day of Pentecost came, all the disciples of Jesus were together in one place, much in the same way we are all gathered … Continue reading

Jesus’ Prayer for Us

5/13/2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter The text is John 17:6-19. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Mother’s Day, a day when we honor our Moms, as well we should.  For we have learned many things from our Moms. My mother taught me … Continue reading

Love as Christ Has Loved You

5/6/2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter  The text is John 15:9-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel is all about love – the love of Christ and the love that we have for others that is a reflection of Christ’s love for us.  … Continue reading

A Time of Pruning

4/29/2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is John 15:1-8. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Yesterday was one of those perfect New England spring days.  The temperature was ideal.  The sun shone brightly.  Daffodils and tulips were yawning after a winter’s rest.  With … Continue reading

THE Good Shepherd

4/22/2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter The text is John 10:11-18; Ps 23.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. The image of a shepherd tending his sheep is deeply rooted in our faith.  Although most of us have not seen the relationship between a … Continue reading

Cloudy Vision, Clear Sight

4/15/2018 Third Sunday of Easter The text is Luke 24:36B-48. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Every family has its strengths and every family has its weaknesses, and each one of us is genetically a mixture of both.  For me, both parents were short, … Continue reading

God is Back!

4/8/2018 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. Christ is risen!  He has risen indeed! Merry Easter, every one!  Today is Easter in the orthodox churches and the second Sunday of Easter for us, so I … Continue reading

Easter Morning

4/1/2018 Easter Sunday The text is Mark 16:1-8.   Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Christ is risen!  He has risen indeed! James Moore tells a humorous story about a woman named Carol who was the organist at her church. She was an outstanding … Continue reading

The Crowd

3/25/2018 Sunday of the Passion The text is the Passion Narrative – Mark 14:1-15:47.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Yesterday, as I watched the news reports about the people gathering in Washington and around the country protesting gun violence, I began to … Continue reading

A Second Chance

3/18/2018 Fifth Sunday in Lent The text is Jeremiah 31:31-34. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?  A toothache, earache, tonsillitis, appendicitis?  How about a bad breakup with a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a spouse?  … Continue reading