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An Episcopal priest, bibliophile, dog owner, and Montanan

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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God’s Love in the face of Terror, October 2018

In the face of the grief and violence in the worldWe respond with God's LoveMorsels & Stories:  We talked about the offertory plates and when they are blessed in the service.

Sermon:  This was a hard week full of horrible news.  How do we respond?  How does God call us to respond?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I preached with Hebrews 7:23-28 in the direct background.

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Out of the Dust, October 2018

Ps 22Morsels & Stories: I introduced our next prayer station and talked about the history behind labyrinths.

Sermon:  The consolation and hope of Psalm 22.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Psalm 22.

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Harvest Thanksgiving 2018

Thankful for our ability to share what we have received.Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?

Sermon: Today we give thanks for all that we have, for all of the ways we’re different, and for our ability to share.

The lessons were the ones for Harvest Thanksgiving found on page 396 of the BAS.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:25-33, which you can read here (link).

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Death that leads to life, Sept 2018

Jesus's death leads to new life.Morsels & Stories: This morning we read from Proverbs 31, which is traditionally sung by Jewish husbands to their wives as praise.  As the Church is often talked about as the Bride of Christ, what similar song would Jesus sing to us?

Sermon: Jesus talks about his death.  So we do too because that is the great source of our hope.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Mark 9:32-37.

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