First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Year A, RCL

Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20

Where do we come from? Some would say we came from the seed of our parents; and the seed of their parents; and their parents before them; all the way back to the beginning. While...

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...

John 2:13-22

On its face, there is little wrong with what the people were doing in the Temple courtyard. People came to the temple from countries all over the known world. It is unreasonable to travel long distances with livestock because you would need food for these a...

February 18, 2018

First Sunday in Lent, Year B, RCL
1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15

We all know the wilderness. Even if we haven’t spent time in it, we know of its dangers. Animals that bring us fear, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, rattlesnakes, bear, and so on. Now we tend to go to th...

January 7, 2018

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Genesis 1:1-5, , Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11, Psalm 29

God creates separation. God separates dark from light; calling them night and day. In day two, God uses a dome to separate the waters beyond the sky...

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B RCL
Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

I arrive at the water’s edge after a day’s walk. In this harsh environment of dusty dirt and rock, I see a crowd of people. They are listening to a man preaching wildly in his wilderness...

The Easter Vigil

Matthew 28:1-10


There is a feeling or maybe it’s a saying that applies to couples; often couples in new love. I can’t live with or without you. This internal conflict seems to hold the person’s desires in tension. On one side, this person mak...