Jesus our Mother Hen, Lent 2 2019

A chicken on a bit of wood, with grass in the background.  The text reads, "If God is the mother hen, will we be her chicks and seek her refuge?"
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Morsels & Stories: I read Dorcas’s story from Grit and Grace.

Sermon: Jesus sets up a parallel between a fox and a mother hen, Herod and himself.

The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 13:31-35.

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Immigrant, Lent 1 2019

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Morsels & Stories: We had a brief conversation about what Lenten Disciplines people have adopted.

Sermon: Paul lays out what it takes to be a Christian. And I ponder what it means to belong to our community given our tradition is rooted in immigration.

The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Romans 10: 8B-13.

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Stories on the Way Home

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Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from.

Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell.

The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 9:28-43.

March 10 Edited to correct the audio file so you can listen to the sermon I describe. Apologies!

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Measuring Flour and Grace, February 2019

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Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from  The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder.

Sermon: Making pies and changing the world.

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.

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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

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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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