Transfiguration

S. Transfiguration.20 “Glory On The Mountain” Matt. 17:1-9     And this, really, is what it’s all about, what the disciples saw on that mountain: Jesus’ face shining like the sun, clothes gleaming with the bright, white light of Heaven’s High Noon—glory. In the end, Christianity’s all about

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6th Sunday after the Epiphany

S. Epiphany 6.20 “What Jesus Wants” Matt. 5:21-37     Maybe it’s difficult for women to say what men want (maybe not?); but it’s basically impossible for men to know or fathom what women want. Maybe that’s just me, maybe Valentine’s Day (and my deep, romantic streak) just

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5th Sunday after the Epiphany

S. Epiphany 5.20 “Humility And How I Achieved It” Is. 58:3-9; Matt 5:13-20 Remember how C.S. Lewis found letters from Screwtape, a senior devil? What follows is the first chapter of a book by one of Screwtape’s more famous “patients”… [a literary device!]     “It wasn’t easy,

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Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus – Vicar Bartelt

Candlemastide:                                                                                               2/2/20 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Among Lutherans in America there appears to be a definite allergy to anything Roman Catholic. As soon as a whiff of

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