3rd Sunday after Pentecost

S. Pentecost 3.19 “The .7 Percent Solution” 1 Kings 19:9-21; Luke 9:51-62     Our Gospel lesson really speaks to me today. Loudly. As a messenger of Christ myself, I can relate to James and John. Like them, I’m sent ahead to prepare people for Jesus’ Arrival. But

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2nd Sunday after Pentecost

S. Pentecost 2.19 “Unsought, Found” Is. 65:1, Luke 8:26-39     Our Old Testament reading puts us in a rather strange situation that, at first, can seem quite confusing: God says “I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who

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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday “An Inside Joke” Prov. 8:22, John 8:48-59     Do you ever wonder where we get our Scripture readings for Sundays? Did you think I just pick them on a whim, maybe? Well, I don’t. Small “c” catholic churches (Rome, Lutherans, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox, a smattering

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Pentecost

S. Day of Pentecost.19 “Awkward Age” John 14:23-31     “Arise, let us go from here…” Jesus says, last line of our Gospel, favorite of mine—which, for me, sums up the Day of Pentecost beautifully…     His line brings to mind one of my favorite memories of Pastor

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