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Our Resurrection Life Right Now

Click here to link to the Lectionary Page for readings. A couple of years ago, John and I visited the battle-grounds at Gettysburg. I had been there  as a child but didn’t really remember it.  And I love history and historical sites, so I had expected to stop by and have a couple of hours…

Leveling The Path: Clearing the Way for Jesus

Click here to link to the Lectionary Page for readings. Today our scriptures are full of comfort and hope.  Paul talks about the good work begun in us, marked by love, knowledge, and insight.  We have a beautiful reading of John the Baptist: “Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made…

Finding A Hunger To Satisfy

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. Jesus said to the people, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” I’ve been thinking a lot about hunger lately.   Probably because this summer I just can’t seem to…

All That Is Seen and Unseen

Click here to link to the Lectionary Page for readings. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.  He who has eyes to see, let him see. Amen. One of the many things that I like about our church is the unpredictability of it; you never know what you’re going to get on any…

Pentecost: Our Renewal in the Spirit

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. “The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. And yet the Lord says, your hope is not lost.  You…

The Holy Trinity: Our Ever-Changing God

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. Today is Trinity Sunday.  As far as church seasons go, it marks the end of our journey.  The Church tries to teach us the truths of the faith on a yearly cycle.   I’ve been highlighting the flow of the calendar since Lent because it is…

Ascension

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. Today is the Sunday after the Ascension.  The Ascension is a feast-day on our church calendar. It was officially celebrated on Thursday, so I hope everyone looked up on Thursday. We believe that Jesus died on the cross (Holy Week).  He resurrected on the third…

The Book of Acts: Charting Our Christian Heritage

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. Today is a teaching sermon about the early chapters of the book of Acts.  The book of Acts is the story of how the Christian faith actually became the Christian faith.  It’s an important book for Christians, for it progresses from the resurrected Jesus ascending…

Our Journey in Faith: The Next Step

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. I of course have to begin my sermon by lifting up Ray, who got his very own interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for his work with the All God’s Children service here at Christ Church.   It was on CBN and then on ABC…

Without Fear, as Children of God

Click here to link to the Lectionary page for readings. Last Sunday at the “All God’s Children” Bible Story time, we talked about the story of Jesus in the upper room .  And some of our kids came forward as helpers, putting the wood figures of the disciples, and Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother…