Tag: Baptism

Called and Named

January 13, 2019 Isaiah 43:1-7 The art of the handwritten note is one of those practices that has been diminished by easier, quicker options to communicate. I know that I am guilty of it, even though I set the intention to send personalized notes.… Continue Reading “Called and Named”

Living Our Faith: Sacraments

October 14, 2018 Hebrews 4:12-16 I would like you to stop and think for a minute about the practices in your life that you have held close to your heart. Those things that you have looked forward to on a regular basis. Perhaps they… Continue Reading “Living Our Faith: Sacraments”

Let Us Join the Dance

May 27, 2018, Holy Trinity Sunday John 3:1-17   Who likes to dance? I know that I witnessed some members of the congregation dancing a couple of weeks ago during Michael and Jessica’s wedding reception. That is about the time that I decided to… Continue Reading “Let Us Join the Dance”

This Calling is Dirty!

Mark 1:4-11 It is a rarity today for a person to start a career and stay employed with the same employer for their entire working life. I am a testament to that. Prior to my calling to become a pastor, I worked for four… Continue Reading “This Calling is Dirty!”

A Multitude Gathers

November 5, 2017 Revelation 7:9-19 Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod, with its crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God. We’ll gather with the saints at the river that flows by the throne of God. The… Continue Reading “A Multitude Gathers”

We are the Image of God

October 22, 2017 Matthew 22:15-22, Genesis 1:26 In my previous call, I had the opportunity to sit among fellow pastors and leaders in the community as we came together in an effort to be ecumenical. The intention had mostly been to see how we… Continue Reading “We are the Image of God”

Set Within God’s Word

April 2, 2017 John 11:1-41 I don’t know about you, but there are times throughout the week that I long to gather for worship. Times when I feel drained and know that I need to be fed by God’s Word in community and to… Continue Reading “Set Within God’s Word”

Life in the Water

  Matthew 3:13-17 Grace and peace to you from the Triune God. Amen. The Christmas season has left us. Many of us have already taken down our Christmas trees and decorations and have packed them up until this next year. We will be doing… Continue Reading “Life in the Water”

God Works in the Midst of Disruption

Saturday Easter Vigil Sermon Grace & Peace to you, from God, our creator, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! In all of the stories we have heard this evening, disruption of various kinds occur. In the story… Continue Reading “God Works in the Midst of Disruption”

The Unexpected God

John 12:1-8 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Creator, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. How many of you like to go shopping? Of course with having two teenagers in the house I have spent my fair share of time in a mall… Continue Reading “The Unexpected God”