A transfiguring gift ~ Sermon, February 11, 2024

The Gospel: Mark 9:2-9 Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking […]

We Are God’s Temple ~ Sermon, February 4, 2024

The Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the […]

Soften My Heart ~ Sermon, January 28, 2024

The Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Jesus and his disciples went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and […]

God Calling You ~ Sermon, January 21, 2024

The Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 After John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting […]

Grace at Grace ~ Sermon, Epiphany, January 7, 2024

The Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When […]

Becoming “Paviors” ~ Sermon, December 10, 2023

The Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord,make his paths straight,’” […]

Sermon ~ December 31, 2023

The Gospel: John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the […]

Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth? ~ Sermon, January 14, 2024

The Gospel: John 1:43-51 Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of […]

Sermon ~ December 3, 2023

The Gospel ~ Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven,and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power […]

Where Love Is, God Is ~ Sermon, November 26, 2023

The Gospel ~ Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from […]