Category Archives: Sermons

Epiphany + 4 1-2-15

Today’s readings are about the choice we have to go God’s way or the wrong way in life. In Deut 18, we’ll hear the prophet Moses tell the people that God will send them another prophet; …who will lead them in God’s kind way. A few verses earlier, Moses talks about the other peoples who … Continue Reading ››
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Epiphany + 2 18-1-2015

Introduction to the readings for Epiphany + 2—18-1-2015 A & C God knows us before we know God 1Sam 3.1-10. The little boy Samuel lived in the temple at Shiloh when Eli was the priest. Samuel’s birth was the answer to his mother Hannah’s fervent prayer, and to thank God, as soon as Samuel was weaned, she … Continue Reading ››
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Reflections for Maundy Thursday 2010

O Lord Jesus Christ, enthroned in the majesty of heaven,
When you came from God, you chose to be one who serves.
We adore you, because you laid aside the garment of your glory,
and clothed yourself with the lowest humility,
and serve your disciples by washing their feet.
Teach us to know what you have done, and to … Continue Reading ››
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Palm Sunday C 2010 Luke 19.28-40

There aren’t many stories you can read again and still feel the same excitement and suspense you did the first time you read it. Outside the church this morning, we heard the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem—again. We’ve all heard it before; so even as we were listening to it, we knew what … Continue Reading ››
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Lent 5 C 2010 John 12.1-8; Philippians 3.3-14

There are confronting things in today’s gospel; paradox and uncertainty. Mary of Bethany bowls us over with her extravagant gift, worth a year’s wages; but then comes the disturbingly understandable portrait of Judas; miserable and bitter. And finally Jesus’ words—so easily misinterpreted— about the poor being always with us; where do we turn?