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Sermon for Pentecost, Year B May 20, 2018

  Ezekiel 37:1-14                   Psalm 104:25-35, 37                        Acts 2:1-21                 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 Our reading from Ezekiel is a favorite among many who enjoy singing the old spiritual song, Dem Bones.  …

Sermon for Easter 7, Year B May 13, 2018

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26                          Psalm 1                                 1 John 5:9-13                                      John 17:6-19 Next Sunday is Pentecost, the day we celebrate the birth of the church, and the day we read about the …

Sermon for Easter 6, Year B May 6, 2018

Acts 10:44-48                                     Psalm 98                              1 John 5:1-6                                        John 15:9-17 I’ve been enjoying our readings from the Acts of the Apostles this Easter Season because they provide us with an account …

Sermon for Easter 5, Year B April 29, 2017

Acts 8:26-40                        Psalm 22: 24-30                                                 1 John 4:7-21                         John 15:1-8 Our reading this morning from the Acts of the Apostles is one that says so much more than we …

Sermon for Easter 4, Year B April 22, 2018

Acts 4:5-12                                          Psalm 23                              1 John 3:16-24                                   John 10:11-18 Every year since becoming a priest, I have gone on vacation immediately after celebrating the Easter Services and taking communion to …

Sermon for Easter Sunday, Year B April 1, 2018

Acts 10:34-43                     Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24                      1 Corinthians 15:1-11                      Mark 16:1-8 When Saul was on the road to Damascus he was stopped by our risen Lord and his life was changed …

Homily for Maundy Thursday March 29, 2018

Exodus 12:1-14                  Psalm 116: 1, 10-17         1 Corinthians 11:23-26                    John 13:1-17, 31b-35 This service is about the last supper.  We participate in the last supper each time we celebrate the …

Sermon for Lent 5, Year B March 18, 2018

Jeremiah 311:31-34                         Psalm 51:1-13                    Hebrews 5:5-10                                 John 12:20-33 Next Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week – arguably, the most important week of our church year.  During Holy Week we …

Sermon for Lent 2, Year B February 24, 2018

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                     Psalm 22: 22-30                                 Romans 4:13-25                Mark 8:31-38 In my college World Literature class, my professor explained the concept presented in a book by saying, “You are only …

Sermon for Lent 1, Year B February 18, 2018

  Genesis 9:8-17                                   Psalm 25:1-9                       1 Peter 3:18-22                                  Mark 1:9-15 Last Wednesday, after the school shooting in Florida, there was a picture of the parents who had gathered outside the …