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A Field of Crosses

9/16/2018 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 8:27-38. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s Gospel lesson is one of the most powerful in the New Testament.  For in it, for the first time, a disciple has the insight and courage to … Continue reading

The Questions

9/9/2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 2:1-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Rally Day and there is no better way to begin the fall season of activities than with a baptism.  So today, CJ will become part of … Continue reading

Traditions and Relationships

9/2/2018 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, here we are, at Labor Day weekend – the traditional end of another summer.  When I was a child, this weekend meant it was time … Continue reading

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8/26/2018 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The text for today’s sermon is taken from today’s First Reading (Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18) and the Gospel of Saint John 6:56-59. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. You’ll notice that the First Reading selected for today … Continue reading

Be wise, be sober, be thankful

8/19/2018 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Ephesians 5:15-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Our second reading for today is from the fifth chapter of Ephesians and in it Paul outlines proper behavior for good living.  In this short passage he tells … Continue reading

In Christ’s Image

8/12/2018 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s lesson from Ephesians spells out the guidelines of how we should respond to the promise and hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  There’s nothing surprising or … Continue reading

The Bread OF Life

8/5/2018 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost The text is John 6:24-35. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Ah, Simon and Garfunkel…they are my all-time favorite singers.  That’s why when Allyn suggested that I sing “Bridge over Troubled Waters” for last summer’s songs of inspiration, it … Continue reading

The Short-Sighted Belief

7/29/2018 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is John 6:1-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel should be familiar to us all.  It contains two miracles – the feeding of 5,000 and Jesus walking on water.  Years ago, these miracles were treated … Continue reading

The Journey Remains the Same

7/22/2018 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost The text for today’s sermon is Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Our guest preacher today is our Church Council Chair, Mr. Jon Bartelson. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. I would be remiss today, as both … Continue reading

The Naked Truth

7/15/2018 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 6:14-29. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Within the pages of one book, you will find the truth…you will find the naked, gory and shameful truth about human kind, and you will the amazing, grace-filled … Continue reading