Sermons from 2018 (Page 5)

Sermons from 2018 (Page 5)

Ashes (Ash Wednesday)

Let us pray: Lord of life, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us, that as we hear these words they may become the Living Word for us, to the glory of our living Lord Jesus Christ. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. So, I was watching television a few weeks ago when I saw this…

Revealed (February 11)

Let us pray: Fill us with your Spirit, that we may truly hear. Reveal yourself to us this morning, we pray. And may the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In Your Son’s name we pray, Amen.   One of my favorite books* tells the story of Sophie, a young woman who lives with her stepmother…

“All Things?”

Let us pray: Lord, we pray that you would enter into your word today. Move through it; show us your will and your ways. And may the words of my heart and meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen. “All Things?” What do you know? It’s an open-ended question, isn’t it? There are different…

His Part

I love the idea of the new year–the whole year, stretched out in front of you, fresh and open, full of possibility. To be fair, it takes me about ten minutes to realize that: 1. I am still the same person I was minutes or hours ago, when it was still the previous year, and 2. the possibilities of the new year are not ripe for the taking so much as places to work towards,…

A Voice Cries

A Voice Cries          I don’t know how many of you garden, or keep houseplants. I really, really love the idea of it all. I’d love to have a house that’s full of green plants.          The actual implementation, though, has been a bit spotty. I’ve never kept a plant alive very long. There were the poinsettias that I was given after the Christmas season was over–one of…

Christ the King Sunday

This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday–the last Sunday of the church year, where we change the colors to white and affirm Christ’s kingship together before we go together into the darker season of Advent, where we wait for God to come and see all of those places we’re still waiting as the days get shorter and darker. But that’s for next week. For now, we celebrate together…

O That You Would Come Down

“O That You Would Come Down”           I admit, I’ve been so busy preparing–preparing my new apartment with unpacking and organizing and moving things around; preparing for the new Advent liturgy and the new music/the hanging of the greens; preparing to decorate the church (and baking cookies for the Christmas party); preparing for my own Christmas (at this point mostly…