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 “Happy Birthday, Church!”

5/31/2020 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2: 1-21. -o0o- 1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared … Continue reading

 “Jesus Permanence”

5/24/2020 Ascension of Our Lord The text is Luke 24: 44-53. -o0o- 44[Jesus said to the eleven and those with them,] “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”45Then he opened their … Continue reading

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

5/17/2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter The text is John 14: 15-21. -o0o- 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees … Continue reading

“No way; Way!”

5/10/2020  Fifth Sunday of Easter (and Mother’s Day)  The text is John 14:1-14. -o0o- [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I … Continue reading

“Listen For It”

5/3/2020 Fourth Sunday of Easter The text is John 10:1-10. [Jesus said:] 1“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3The gatekeeper opens the gate … Continue reading

“We HAVE Hope”

April 26, 2020  Third Sunday of Easter The text is Luke 23:13-35. 13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came … Continue reading

“When In Doubt”

4/19/2020 Second Sunday of Easter The text is John 20:19-31: 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he … Continue reading


4/12/2020 Resurrection of our Lord The text is John 20:1-18. 1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, … Continue reading

“None So Blind as Those Who Will Not See”

3/22/2020 4th Sunday in Lent The text is John 9:1-41. 1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works … Continue reading

“A 40-day Wilderness Journey”

3/1/2020  1st Sunday of Lent  The text is Matthew 4:1-11. 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, … Continue reading


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