Recent Sermons

“How Does Your Vineyard Grow?”

[Jesus said] Listen to another parable.  There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower.  Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.  When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect…

“Overcome”

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.  Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.  Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend…

“Finding Our Way”

“Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran.  He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set.  Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place.  And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on…

Celebration of Holy Communion 7/5/20

InvitationFor Holy Communion this morning, I invite you to lend Christ your table.He invites us under his yoke and to this meal. Let us respond with joy. Prayer of ConsecrationLeader: We are one bread, one body, one cup of blessing. Though we aremany throughout the earth and this church community is scattered, we areone in…

“We’re All In This Together”

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.  This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  You know him, because he abides with you, and…

“Not the End of the Story”

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.  And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away…

A Women’s Testimony

In the scriptural lead-up to today’s reading, Jesus, tired and thirsty from his journey, is sitting alone by a well. Someone comes to the well, and she’s not only female, she’s a Samaritan.  Instead of immediately getting up and leaving as a woman should do, she engages in conversation with Jesus. When he asks her…

“What Now?”

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.  Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.  Then Peter…

“Called to Do What?”

Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.  He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea,…