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Sermon: C Palm Sunday 24 March 2013

Is 50:4-9a; Ps 31:9-16; Ph 2:5-11; LUKE 22:14-23:56 Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of Christ’s suffering and also share in his resurrection. AMEN. “Let the mountains and all the hills, Break out into great rejoicing at

Posted in crucifixion, death, G*d, God, Holy Week, injustice, Jerusalem, Jesus, Lent, mercy, mortal, Palm Sunday, Paul, Roman authorities, the Passion

Sermon: C Baptism of Our Lord 13 January 2013

Is 43: 1-7; Ps 29 1-11; Acts 8:14-17; LUKE 3: 15-17, 21-22 Gracious G*d, grant that those baptized into your Name may keep the covenant they have made. AMEN. This morning we celebrate three distinct occasions, all connected through the

Posted in baptism, Bar Mitzvah, children, Christ, Church, community, covenant, Epiphany, G*d, God, Jesus, receive, St. John the Baptist, Trinity, work

Sermon: C The Epiphany Sunday 6 January 2013

Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-7, 10-14; Eph 3:1-12; MT 2:1-12 Lead us to your presence, O God, where we may see your glory face to face.  AMEN. “Those magic men, the Magi, Some people call them wise Or Oriental, even kings

Posted in Christ child, Epiphany, G*d, gifts, God, Jesus, joy, King Herod, prayer, Star, the Magi

meditation for the Epiphany “Arise, shine, your light has come.”

A couple of my neighbors plaster over their entire houses each Christmas with so many lights and  blinking Santas and glowing nativities that it’s like having a little bit of Vegas on my way home each night. Others have just a string of

Posted in Bethlehem, Christ, darkness, Epiphany, God, growth, light, shine, the Magi

Sermon: C Christmas 1 30 December 2012

Is 61:10-62:3; Ps 147; Gal 3:23-25, 4:4-7; JOHN 1:1-18 The Word was made flesh & dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory. AMEN. Annie Dillard wrote in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “If creation had been left up to me,

Posted in artists, Creation, Genesis, God, Gospel of John, grace, Incarnation, Jesus, philosophy, poetry, salvation, truth, words

Meditation for 30 December: “light and life and love”    

John 1: 1 – 14 is the Prologue to the Gospel of John, which is often called the most spiritual Gospel. It is about Light and Life: “I am the Light of the World; whosoever follows me will never walk

Posted in Christmas, darkness, God, Gospel of John, grace, Jesus, life, Light of the World, love, truth

Sermon: C Christmas Day 25 December 2012

Is 62: 6-12; Ps 97; Ti 3: 4-7; LUKE 2: 1-20 Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place. AMEN. Merry Christmas and welcome here this happy morning. Sometimes I wonder about swapping seasonal

Posted in child, Christmas, complexity, culture, God, heaven, Jesus, love, Mary, mother, mystery, Nativity, peace
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