August 19, 2018

Proper 15, Year B, RCL, Track 1

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14, Psalm 111, Ephesians 5:15-20

“When [King] David’s time to die drew near, he charged his son, Solomon, saying: “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, be courageous, and keep the charge of the LO...

February 4, 2018

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39

This Gospel passage gets quite a bit of criticism from many different people. Much like Lazarus, Jesus hears about a friend who is really ill. But in today’s passage, he doesn’t delay. He is alr...

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 31, 2017

The First Sunday after Christmas
Isaiah 61:10-62:3, John 1:1-18, Psalm 147 or 147:13-21

The first week of Christmas is over; many have put their trees away, cleaned up the decorations, and life moves toward the New Year. If you go to the store this week and wish so...

December 6, 2017

First Sunday of Advent, Year B, RCL

Isaiah 64:1-9,1 Corinthians 1:3-9,Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Humans have made great things from skyscrapers to rockets and even medical advances which extend our lives. Historically humans believe that we are strong both physic...

A message given at the Eagle Lake Lenten Lunch

Let us pray, Dear gracious God, we thank you for this time together in fellowship to be with you and each other. Open our ears so that the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your...

December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, Matthew 3:1-12

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness. That is a wild or uncultivated place. We live in a wilderness, so to speak; maybe not the wilds of south Texas, but in a place where faith is wild and uncultivated. I say this b...

August 21, 2016

Proper 16, Luke 13:10-17;

Under Jewish law you are not supposed to do certain kinds of work on the Sabbath. There are actually 39 categories of work and over a hundred subcategories of things which you are to either abstain from or be restricted in doing. Taking care of...

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