Sermons from 2020

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Make a New Map

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2 Pentecost, Proper 6 – June 14, 2020 Matthew 9:35-10:8-23  This morning we are hearing from scripture about Abraham and Sarah having a child in their old age. Something unexpected and wonderfully new and creative.  And we hear about Jesus sending the twelve out to the Israelites to proclaim the good news. He describes sending […]

The Dance of the Trinity

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Trinity Sunday – June 7, 2020 Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Matthew 28:16-20           Today is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday we’ve set aside to honor the doctrine of the Trinity.  That mysterious concept of the three in one and one in three.  You know, God is three in one, but really one, even though God is also […]

Fire and Wind

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Fire and Wind

Pentecost – May 31, 2020 Acts 2:1-21 and John 20:19-23   Today, we celebrate Pentecost. It’s often called the birthday of the church, because it’s when the first believers received the gift of the Holy Spirit and began the mission of being Christ’s witnesses “in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends […]

Remember

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Remember

7 Easter, Ascension Sunday – May 24, 2020 Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53          Ascension Day is one of the most overlooked holidays on our Christian calendar. It always happens on a Thursday – this year is was observed this past Thursday, so we are honoring it today, this Ascension Sunday, because it reminds us […]

One Little Word

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One Little Word

5 Easter – May 10, 2020 John 14:1-14           “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.” Now, I admit when I looked at our gospel for this Fifth Sunday of Easter and saw the reference to house and many […]

“I’ve Got You”

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"I've Got You"

4 Easter – May 3, 2020 John 10:1-10                 This morning Jesus speaks to us about shepherds, sheep and gates. In fact, he says that he is the gate. “I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to […]

A Hard Road

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A Hard Road

3 Easter – April 26, 2020 Luke 24:13-35           So, life is kind of awful right now. It’s awful.  We are all adjusting to new realities and grieving the loss of old ones. We are experiencing collective loss. We’re simply trying to manage our daily lives – some of us taking care of our children […]

Easter Balance

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Easter Balance

Easter – April 12, 2020 John 20:1-18           Alleluia! Christ is risen!  Even though we are celebrating this Easter differently than we ever have before, we can still proclaim our Alleluias!  loudly and boldly, knowing that Christ rose from the dead because of God’s great love for all of us. This resurrection story experience from […]

Good Friday Vulnerability and Truth

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Good Friday Vulnerability and Trusth

Good Friday 2020 April 10, 2020           And so, it is Good Friday. And it’s an awful Friday.  It’s day of paradox, of tension, of contradiction. It’s a day of darkness and light.  It is a day filled with vulnerability and truth. And this Good Friday is one in which the world, collectively, is experiencing […]

No Bones are too Dry

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No Bones are too Dry

5 Lent – March 29, 2020 John 11:1-45   This past Monday brought with it additional restrictions on how we live our lives – a shelter in place order.  So, I think it’s fair to say that, at this point, most all of us have had our lives dramatically changed.  And not by choice. So, […]