Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A, RCL

John 11:1-45

By this point in the Gospel, the disciples have seen Jesus heal both the lame and a man born blind yet they still don’t seem to fully understand the relationship they are being called to; a relationship of abiding love. Jesu...

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A, RCL

John 9:1-41

Christ heals a blind man. We could almost leave the story here, thinking to ourselves what a great miracle; Jesus heals a poor beggar. We could pass by this story thinking that this man has been healed and his life is now wo...

Worshiping From Home

The Coronavirus continues to spread and its reach is getting closer to home. To stop the spread is not in our control but we can attempt to slow the spread. At this time each of us must do our part to reduce the risk to the people of our community;...

First Sunday in Lent,  Year A, RCL

Matthew 4:1-11

Most Christian art depicts today’s passage of Christ’s temptation in a scene where Christ stands with the Devil. The Devil is pictured as a human-like figure with horns and often having wings. Due to the way the story is...

February 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A, RCL

1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37

Most preachers who are bound to the lectionary have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. We appreciate the large swath of the bible readings that we engage with each year. We enjoy that w...

January 26, 2020

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A RCL

Matthew 4:12-23

Some of you may be old enough to remember the weekly nature documentary, Mutual of Omaha's “Wild Kingdom.” It was the first documentary series of its kind showing animals in their habitat from regions around the...

January 12, 2020

First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Year A, RCL
Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17

It takes merely ten verses from the book of Acts to summarize the entire Gospel. Everything you need to know for your salvation is laid out here starting with baptism. The b...

December 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A, RCL

Isaiah 35:1-10, Canticle 15, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11

This is a story of two mothers, one old and one young and when they come together, an overwhelming feeling of love fills their hearts. Yes, Mary and Elizabeth knew each other....

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, RCL

Matthew 3:1-12

“There was a story in my Sunday School lesson text,” Jimmy Carter says in his book Living Faith,” about a group of Christian laymen involved in missionary work who descended on a small village near an Amish settlement....