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faith in community · 4d ago

Marked

I was going to wear my good alb for Ash Wednesday worship, except that it's not my good alb any more.I bought this one a few years ago, just before I traveled to South Dakota for one of my congregations' 100th Anniversary.  It seemed like a good occa...
faith in community · 1W ago

Sermon for Epiphany 5: "Ordinary Miracle"

based on Mark 1:29-39                        The theme for pre-school chapel this week was “Jesus' Many Miracles.”  With a theme like that, where do you begin?              The feeding of th...
faith in community · 2W ago

Talking Points

I watch the news on TV sometimes, and listen to the political pundits, which, I know, is n...
faith in community · 3W ago

When the Children's Message Becomes the Sermon

I asked someone to bring in a fishing pole for the children's message last Sunday.  I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it.  I know that Jesus didn't fish with a fishing pole. ...
faith in community · 3W ago

Sermon for 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

"Immediately"based on Mark 1:14-20            Sometimes it’s the small things you notice. ...
faith in community · 1M ago

Sermon for Baptism of Our Lord

Acts 19:1-7/Mark 1:4-11“Life Survival Kit”            All of the reports of the cold weather all over the country are bringing me back to my days as a pastor in rural South Dakota – and the ...
faith in community · 1M ago

Saturday Night Stream of Conscious

It's Saturday night.  Sermon is about ready for preaching.  I've been looking up verses for a Bible study which begins tomorrow.  Actually, it's not so much a Bible study as it is a Study of...
faith in community · 1M ago

The Twelve Books of Christmas, January 3

For the 10th Day of Christmas, I have chosen one of my favorite Christmas stories:  "Chris...
faith in community · 1M ago

The Twelve Books of Christmas, January 2

I thought for a long time before deciding on the book for today.  It is not a picture book, but a compilation of short stories for children, called "A Newbery Christmas." The stories in this book are by Newbery award winning authors like Madeline L'E...
faith in community · 1M ago

The Twelve Books of Christmas, January 1

For this 8th day of Christmas, I recommend a very simple Christmas book:  "The Nativity", with pictures by Julie Vivas.  It is simple because the text is the Christmas story from Luke.  It is unusual because the pictures are so bright and whimsical. ...