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“You expect me to baptize you?”

  2/12/2020 The Baptism of our Lord The text is Matthew 3: 13-17. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for … Continue reading

“Word!”

1/5/2020 Second Sunday of Christmas The text is John 1: 1-18. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being … Continue reading

“God Provides”

12/29/2019 1st Sunday of Christmas The text is Matthew 2: 13-23 .   13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to … Continue reading

“Change is Good”

10/27/2019  Reformation Sunday   The text is John 8: 31-36 . May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. “God is good”, all the time! “All the time”, God is good! Grace, mercy, and peace are yours from God the … Continue reading

“Apocalypse Now”

9/29/2019 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost    The text is Luke 16: 19-31. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Grace, mercy, and peace are yours from God the Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Luke’s recounting … Continue reading

“Cheap Grace”

9/8/2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Luke 14: 25-33. Grace, mercy, and peace are yours from God the Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. (Singling out one of the parishioners); “Good morning Rob, how would you like to take a trip go to France? No, really, I have an opportunity to … Continue reading

You Can’t Go Home Again!

2/3 2019 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Luke 4:21-32. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “You Can’t Go Home Again.”  I think most of us have heard these words of Thomas Wolfe.  And those of us who have moved away from home … Continue reading

Marching to the Beat of God’s Word

6/25/2017 Third Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 10:24-39. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, my friends, summer has begun and that means that the pews are pretty empty around here.  It happens every year.  After Sunday School ends, a mass exodus takes … Continue reading

His Final Words

5/14/2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is Acts 7:55-60. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. On this Mother’s Day, I probably chose the most un-motherly of Bible passages to preach on – for I have chosen the passage from Acts which describes the … Continue reading

Blessed Are You!

1/29/2017 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:1-12.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was one of those days.  Jesus had just begun his ministry when a great crowd from the surrounding countryside began to follow him.  Upon seeing the crowd, Jesus … Continue reading