February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6. 16-21, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Have you ever found yourself in a situation you regret? Have you ever wished that you could change the outcome of a recent event in your life? Returning to the scene of the crime, if you want to call it that,… Continue reading Return to the Lord
March 24, 2019 Luke 13:1-9 Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on… Continue reading Cultivating Change
March 10, 2019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 The first spring following my families move to Richmond brought grandiose plans of a wonderful thriving garden in the backyard of the parsonage. Vern came over and tilled the ground for us and by the time he was completed, we probably had at least 200 square feet of… Continue reading Entering Lent
Create in Me a Clean Heart
February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. These words from Psalm 51 this evening should sound familiar. It is one of the songs we quite often use for our offering. We’ll have the opportunity to sing it in just… Continue reading Create in Me a Clean Heart
Repent and Return
March 1, 2017 Ash Wednesday Psalm 51:1-17 At one time or another in our lives, we will manage to screw up. We will make mistakes because we are human! We forget to love our neighbors as ourselves because we are human. We sin because we are human. While the gospel lesson is full of great… Continue reading Repent and Return
A Call from the Wilderness!
Matthew 3:1-12 May the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, and the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord come to us in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen. It is usually around this time of year when the weather starts turning cold that I find… Continue reading A Call from the Wilderness!