Sermons

Unknown Caller The other day my husband answered his cell phone and had an interesting conversation. He doesn’t usually answer numbers that he doesn’t recognize, and I could tell he didn’t know the person on the other end, but for some reason he answered anyway. My...

Pausing in Prayer Prayer is one of the toughest habits to get into in this day and age. With the busyness of daily life, we start and end our days tired - with those middle hours of awake time spent just trying to keep up with...

May 21, 2020 is officially Ascension Day in the Christian calendar throughout the world. Ascension Day always takes place on a Thursday, as it occurs 40 days after Easter Sunday. In that time frame, the story of Jesus’ ascension sits between the stories we’ve been...

Finding Comfort This week I called a member of our church who is in the hospital. She has had a few ups and downs, hoping to go home and unable to. She told me that one day she found herself in tears while sitting in her...

The first Christian Martyr The story of Stephen’s martyrdom in the book of Acts is the story of the first Christian martyr. It must have brought the reality of this new faith, this new way into stark contrast with the hopes and dreams of Jesus’ followers....

"I don't get it." Remember back when you were in a classroom at school? Who knew when I’d say this, I’d even be inviting our children to remember back when they were sitting in a classroom at school?! Wow – such times we are in! Anyway, no...

Visible Signs of Care As we continue on in this pandemic, I hear more and more people are making masks and wearing them. Different designs are out there- people are getting creative making them out of socks (clean socks I should add), handkerchiefs and any fabric...

Shifting Identities In my experience, it seems that when life makes a big shift, I re-examine who I am and how I’m doing. Oh, not right away. Not right now in the moment of crisis when the world seems to have turned upside down. But after...

Relatable Followers If there are two followers of Jesus we can relate to- it has to be Cleopas and his friend on the road to Emmaus. They aren’t part of the group of 12 disciples, but they know Jesus. They have heard the story of his...

“The heavens are telling the glory of God… There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” It’s little wonder that C.S. Lewis called...

The Easter Story Continues In our gospel reading for this Sunday, it really still is the very first Easter Sunday.  Jesus has just been raised from the dead.  He’s appeared briefly to a few followers in resurrected form.  A few others have heard that his body...

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Oh, my siblings in Christ, it has been a long, unexpected, sometimes brutal, often beautiful Lent and in the midst of these 40 days, we have been exploring the theme Spiritual Reboot looking at all of the...

God in the Mess Even in my relatively short life I have known triumph and tragedy. I have been alongside many of you in your darkest hours and also celebrated with you when things go your way. We are human beings and so we share with...