Easter

Keep My Commandments, Easter 7 2017

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Morsels & Stories: I talked about #praytoendfamine.  You can learn more here.

Sermon: Jesus tells us to love him and keep his commandments.  What does Jesus tell us about how we best keep commandments?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:15-21.

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The Commandments, The Love, The Way Easter 5 2017

the commandmentsMorsels & Stories: I talked about the part of the Eucharistic Prayer called the anamnesis.  How time gets slippery, bringing the past forward so it is present with us during the Eucharist.  I read from “The Cult as Recapitulation of the History of Salvation,” Jean Jacques von Allman’s essay in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology.

Sermon: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and it is a way that leads back through the ancient texts and commandments.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:1-14.

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The sheep outside, Easter 4 2017

The Good Shepherd cares about the sheep left outsideMorsels & Stories: I read from the introduction to Rabbi Kushner’s reflection on psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd.

 

Sermon:  I remember a story we read about a month ago about Samuel heading off to anoint the boy out in the field with the sheep.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 10:1-10.  The story about Samuel is from 1 Samuel 16:1-13.

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Easter 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about Mary Magdalene and easter eggs.

 

Sermon:  Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Mt 28:1-10.

 

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More than “As you wish”, Easter 5 2016

as you wishMorsels & Stories: I talked about where “Alleluia” comes from and what the Hebrew word means.  I wrote the Hebrew out in large print for the congregation, but the wikipedia page (here) also has the Hebrew text.

Sermon: Why today’s Gospel had me thinking about The Princess Bride all week.

At the end of the service I made an announcement about what I’ll be doing for the next four weeks.  More here.

Today’s lessons can be found here.  I worked most closely with John 13:31–35.

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Morsels and Stories, Easter 4 2016

Good Shepherd SundayMorsels and Stories: It’s Good Shepherd Sunday so I talked about some of the places shepherds show up in the Bible.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

 

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A Love that Challenges, Easter 3 2016

A love that challenges usMorsels & Stories: I read about the Dolphins of the Red Sea from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon: Peter takes the disciples fishing.  Jesus shows up and they try things in a new way.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 21:1-19.

 

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I have seen the Lord! Easter 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Morsels & Stories: Why colour Easter eggs?  I tell the story of Mary Magdalene’s red eggs.

 

Sermon: Mary runs to tell the apostles, “I have seen the Lord!”  Just as Mary, Hannah, and Miriam also proclaimed God’s miracles.

 

The lessons for today be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:1-18.

 

 

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Prevention, Easter 6 2015

Robyns SermonsPeter asks, “Who would prevent them from being baptized?”  And we pride ourselves on being welcoming.  Which isn’t the same thing.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 10:44-48.

 

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There’s some water, Easter 5 2015

Robyns Sermons“Can I be baptized?”

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 8:26-40.

 

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