November 22, 2020 Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 There is a story of a town named Downriver. Some of you may have heard of this town. It was quaint and the people living there were very pleasant. They knew the happenings of their town and they enjoyed working together. There was no time more important where they… Continue reading Going Upriver
What is Your Cornerstone?
October 4, 2020 Matthew 21:33-46 What texts to be given as we return to worship in the sanctuary for the first time since March. The last time that we were gathered in this Sanctuary, we were in the middle of Lent and since then we have said goodbye to winter, spring, and now summer. For… Continue reading What is Your Cornerstone?
September 9, 2018 Mark 7:24-37 Sometimes you just need a good smack upside the head! I don’t think there is an age limit when this option ends. For me, one such time was while I was on internship as I was preparing to become a pastor. Every spring before my seminary sent out students to… Continue reading Being Opened
God’s Promise of Community
Exodus 20:1-17 I don’t know about you, but the weather that we have had this past couple of weeks has lifted my spirits and fostered the notion that it is about time to start some spring cleaning. A chance to get rid of those things that are unnecessary and distract. A chance to focus on… Continue reading God’s Promise of Community
God’s Promise of New Life
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 What’s in a name? Companies will spend millions of dollars in research and product testing to determine what names will get the best reaction and eventually make them the most money. Now, we don’t do that when we are choosing the names of our children. We may float them by a few… Continue reading God’s Promise of New Life
God’s Promise of Commitment
Genesis 9:8-17 I had the opportunity while being a counselor for the Summer Sampler program at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, to explore and hear stories about The Ark and how it had changed the lives of many young people where it was located. The Ark was an after school program located in an under served neighborhood… Continue reading God’s Promise of Commitment
Remember, I am with you
June 11, 2017 Matthew 28:16-20 Do you remember? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember the first time you saw your spouse? Do you remember the day your children were born? Do you remember the day they took their first steps? There are certain memories that we keep ingrained in our minds. Things… Continue reading Remember, I am with you
He Has Risen!
Easter Sunday, Luke 24:1-12 Grace and Peace to you, from God, our creator, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Our journey to Easter Sunday began more than 40 days back as we came together as a community to mark the beginning of Lent with the sign of the… Continue reading He Has Risen!
Christmas Eve Devotion
Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it… Continue reading Christmas Eve Devotion
Advent Devotions December 7
Romans 8:22-25 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not… Continue reading Advent Devotions December 7