August 22, 2021 John 6:56-69 We all do things that could have been perceived as foolish when we were younger. Perhaps we may still do foolish things on occasion. I know I can look at my children and the foolish things they have done, but it also reminds me of those things I have done.… Continue reading Who Would Walk away From Jesus?
Holy Spirit in the Chaos
January 10, 2021 Mark 1:4-11 The Holy Spirit is a mystery we quite often relegate to just a few Sundays a year because she does not take human form and thus makes it difficult to relate. Because of this, it is easy to ignore the Holy Spirit and simply focus on Jesus. However, the Holy… Continue reading Holy Spirit in the Chaos
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. When we can email, text, or contact through social media, we… 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 have even shaped who you are today. One such practice in… 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 leave! I will admit, that I do have the high scores… 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 different companies. Throughout seminary, I had the opportunity to get experience… 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 imagery that we receive from our opening hymn this morning as… 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 can best serve the community in which we lived. How, as… 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 be with you as we break the bread and drink the… 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 the same after worship this morning. While we may be moving… Continue reading Life in the Water