Hearing Hope

Date: November 27, 2022

Bible Text: Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44 |

Today is the first Sunday in Advent, and Advent is the season of preparation for Christ's coming into the world - in history as a child, in our daily lives as Savior, and in the
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Reign of Death, Reign of Life

Date: November 20, 2022

Bible Text: Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43 |

Today is Christ the King Sunday, or "The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe." It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to lift up the Christian's allegiance to Jesus
By |2022-11-21T13:43:50-05:00November 21st, 2022|

A New Life Together

Date: October 30, 2022

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Luke 19:1-10 |

Today we will explore a classic story from Luke's gospel about a short, rich man named Zacchaeus who has an encounter with Jesus. There's a grumbling crowd involved, of course, too. This story gives us
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The Path Leading Down

Date: October 23, 2022

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 4:6-9, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 |

Ego and western culture say the way to be a success is to climb the corporate ladder, competing in all things for all things, and looking down on those who are beneath you. To be
By |2022-10-23T20:08:27-04:00October 23rd, 2022|


Date: October 2, 2022

Bible Text: Hebrews 2:9-11, 14-18, John 12:23-33 |

It's World Communion Sunday! Christians around the world will celebrate the Lord's Supper today AND will be aware that others are doing it, too. With the world reeling from so much pain, separation, violence, and
By |2022-10-04T15:13:22-04:00October 4th, 2022|

Closing the Gap

Date: September 25, 2022

Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16: 19-31 |

We're back to the suggested lectionary readings, making our way through Luke's gospel. This time we have another of Jesus' parables, told for the benefit of the Pharisees, whom Luke tells us were lovers of
By |2022-09-28T15:35:45-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Where the Heart Is

Date: September 18, 2022

Bible Text: John 1:1-14, Revelation 21:1-7 |

Today is Welcome Home Sunday, when we welcome folks back to church in the fall. We're going to consider our spiritual home, expressed in personal relationship with God, our interactions with others, and in and
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Lost and…

Date: September 11, 2022

Bible Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 |

Today is the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, a day of profound loss for our country and for many of us personally. Since that day, as we look back to it, America has
By |2022-09-11T13:41:17-04:00September 11th, 2022|

No Thanks

Date: September 4, 2022

Bible Text: Jeremiah 18:1-12, Luke 14:15-24 |

We have two interesting parables this week, one from Jesus and one from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah. God tells Jeremiah to go see a potter and then teaches the prophet using an illustration from
By |2022-09-06T13:45:15-04:00September 6th, 2022|

Humility FTW

Date: August 28, 2022

Bible Text: Psalm 112, Luke 14:1, 7-14 |

This week's gospel lesson from Luke has Jesus going to have lunch at a Pharisee's house, and when he gets there, he ends up teaching, of course. It seems like a nice little lesson on
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