November 25, 2019

Community Thanksgiving service Lissie, Tx.
Gospel: John 6:22-35

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This old, and maybe true, adage shows us how important food is in our lives. The food that we set on the table at its most basic level is only nutrients; the...

October 27, 2019

Proper 25, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Joel 2:23-32, Psalm 65, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

We have time to turn to the Lord; we can wait until the last day, “when the sun shall turn to darkness and the moon to blood.” We can wait until that moment and call upon the Lord, and the Lor...

August 18, 2019

Proper 15, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56

By faith, we follow our Lord Jesus Christ. By faith, we take in the stories of those who came before us. By faith, we see their faith lived out in living color as they mad...

January 6, 2019

The Feast of The Epiphany
Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12

A group of men go on a journey guided only by their instincts and a star. They are guided by a star which arose very far and set out to see where it leads. Yes, they were astronomers or astrologers. Yes, it was...

December 25, 2018

Christmas Eve
Selection I, RCL, All Years   

Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20

A few weeks back, here in Eagle Lake, we had a heavy rain. At times the rain was coming down in sheets. It was one of those rains where I wondered if my car would ge...

September 23, 2018

Proper 20, Year B, RCL, Track 1

Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37

Driving down the road my mother looks in the rear view mirror almost smirking to herself as she listens to my brother and I argue.

“You touched me first.”
“No. You did.”
“Stop t...

Proper 12, Year B, RCL, Track 1

Psalm 14, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21

Back when I was a Boy Scout, our troop had a paper drive. We advertised in the local paper that we would be coming around picking up newspaper bundles on a certain day. When that day arrived, we bro...

December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, RCL
John 1:6-8, 19-28

A voice calling out in the wilderness. Didn’t we hear this last week? We did, but there are some striking differences in today’s Gospel. Last week we seemed to almost get enveloped by the scene around us. This week w...

September 24, 2017

Year A, Proper 20, Track 1
Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

According to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, A Christian life is not a life of happiness at least not according to what the world says happiness is. Nor is our life in Christ pain-free. Pa...

November 23, 2016

Community Thanks Giving Service

1 Tim 2:1-4, Matt 6:25-33, Psalm 126

Our concept of the American Thanksgiving seems to have muddled two different traditions, Harvest Festivals, and days of thanksgiving. We call our holiday Thanksgiving—yet it was really modeled after a h...