A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, Luke 3:7-18 I want to start today’s sermon by re-reading the collect for the day: Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and … Continue reading Stir up
On Sunday we will celebrate the beginning of a new Church year, moving from Year B in our lectionary cycle (our assigned Sunday readings) to Year C (the third of the three year cycle), and beginning again with the season of preparation and waiting, the season of Advent. With the coming of this new year, … Continue reading Happy New (Church) Year!
A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services John 15:1-8; 1 John 4:7-21 When I worked as a Campus Ministry Intern at Kansas State University, one of my primary responsibilities was waking up three college students (all freshman my first year) and arriving at the local … Continue reading bear fruit not fear
A sermon preached on the First Sunday of Advent, at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services photo credit: Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson One of my favorite things to do as a kid was read Calvin and Hobbes comics. It started as a special treat at the home of a family friend, where … Continue reading the suspense
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, preached at the 10:30am service A messenger is crying out from the wilderness, a singular voice saying prepare. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. Lift the valleys and make low the mountains and hills. Make level the uneven ground, the rough places plain. … Continue reading cry out!