This Odd and Wondrous Calling

Second Sunday After Pentecost Year A 2022Last Sunday at St. John’s- Abi Moon 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15aPsalm 43Luke 8:26-39 O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­-kindness; through Jesus ChristContinue reading “This Odd and Wondrous Calling”

“You Just Don’t Understand”- Seeking to understand rather than to be understood.

Pentecost Sunday Year A 2022 Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the endsContinue reading ““You Just Don’t Understand”- Seeking to understand rather than to be understood.”

Visions, Change, and God’s Unchanging Love

Easter 5 YEAR C 2022 Acts 11:1-18 John 13:31-35 Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus ChristContinue reading “Visions, Change, and God’s Unchanging Love”

What anchors you and what allows you to leap? (or- We are Fatigued, Forgiven, Fed, and sent to then Feed others)

Easter 3 Year C 2022 Acts 9:1-20 John 21:1-19 O god, whose blessed son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,Continue reading “What anchors you and what allows you to leap? (or- We are Fatigued, Forgiven, Fed, and sent to then Feed others)”

What are we running from and who do we run towards? An Easter Sermon.

Easter Sunday YEAR C 2022 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18 Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit;Continue reading “What are we running from and who do we run towards? An Easter Sermon.”

Parades to Passion. How do we live in the tension of the in between? (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday Year C 2022 Philippians 2:5-11  Luke 23:1-49 Almighty and ever living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that weContinue reading “Parades to Passion. How do we live in the tension of the in between? (Palm Sunday)”

2 Sons and the Abundant Love of the Father

Lent 4 Year C 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and theContinue reading “2 Sons and the Abundant Love of the Father”

You are Treasure, use this time wisely.

Ash Wednesday  YEAR C 2022 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Psalm 103 or 103:8-14 Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain ofContinue reading “You are Treasure, use this time wisely.”

Letting Go and Holding On

Last Epiphany Year C 2022 Exodus 34:29-35 Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a] Psalm 99 O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likenessContinue reading “Letting Go and Holding On”

Love Sweet Love is Hard Work

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Year C 2022 Genesis 45:3-11, 15 Luke 6:27-38 Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without whichContinue reading “Love Sweet Love is Hard Work”