Fishers, February 2019

Over a picture of multicoloured koi, text reads "you have been fishers of people since the Holy Spirit fished you out of Baptismal Waters."
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Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there.

Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.

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Commitment, January 2019

Image of a book with its pages being flipped open.  Text across the top reads: To remember who, and whose, we are: God's People.
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Morsels & Stories: We talked about healthy conversation in preparation for our Annual Meeting.

Sermon: Ezra reads the Torah. But what gets skipped? Why? But if we hear the Scripture differently?

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Nehemiah 8: 1-10.

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens.

Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11

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Third Thoughts, Baptism of Our Lord 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read from Does God Have a Big Toe?

Sermon: I cite a favourite theologian of mine: Terry Pratchett. What can Discworld teach us about the Holy Spirit?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 3:15-17 21-22

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Where is the child? Epiphany 2019

what if the only way toMorsels & Stories:  We talked about the magi and Epiphany chalk blessings.

Sermon: The magi show up in the wrong place, asking the wrong person the right question.  How do we understand and find those still asking the right questions?

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Matthew 2:1-12.

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Silent Night, Christmas 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read Jan Brett’s The Wild Christmas Reindeer 

Sermon: Happy Anniversary!  I mean, y’all came to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Silent Night. No?

I worked most closely with Silent Night and Luke 2:1-14, which you can find here (link).

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Waiting in Awe and Wonder, Advent 3 2018

Advent 3 collectMorsels & Stories: We practiced and talked about waiting.

Sermons: I’m pretty sure John the Baptist was the only person waiting in awe and wonder for Jesus last time.  Which disturbs me because John was…unique.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with the collect and Luke 3:7-18.

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Christmas Jammies, Advent 2018

Morsels & Stories: A few weeks ago we talked about when the offertory was blessed.  When do the blessings end?

Sermon:  What Christmas Jammies have to do with the reading from Baruch?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Baruch 5:1-9.

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Vulnerability, November 2018

Vulnerability is Christ-likeMorsels & Stories:  I talked about stewardship and economics.

Sermon: “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself?”  An impolite question and the Church in the 21st century.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20.

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“Unbind Him”, All Saints 2018

Our work is unbinding people from the injustices of the world (1)Morsels & Stories: I read the “Ragman” from the book Ragman: and other cries of faith by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Sermon:  Jesus talks to Mary (and Martha before her) and then gives them a job.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with John 11:32-44.

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