All Saints 2021

Happy All Saints (transferred from Nov 1)! As I read this snippet of the raising of Lazarus, I heard an echo from the story of Ezekiel in the valley of Dry Bones. Then I worked in a little about knitting, because this is apparently my new All Saints theme. I worked with John 11:32-44 and […]

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Will be my God, October 2021

I have loved the book of Ruth since I discovered it in my children’s bible when I was little. I was delighted to find another new depth in it this year. I worked with Ruth 1.1-18.

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God with Us in Suffering

I love Job, except for the last part where the book tries to give Job a happily ever after ending. I’m not opposed to Job having good in his life. But grief and suffering don’t disappear from our lives or memories because good things happened. The lessons for the day can be found here. I […]

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Apples, Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! How have you been part of community this year? I worked largely with the collect for Thanksgiving: Creator of the fruitful earth, you made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in […]

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Alone, October 2021

When Jesus talks about divorce, I always feel like I need to address it. Given that it’s the first time this passage has come up at this Church, I said this: I worked most closely with Mark 10.2-16

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In Such a Time as This, September 2021

Today we hear parts of Esther’s story. Which I love but seems newly relevant today. I worked with all of Esther, which can be read online here.

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God who Challenges, September 2021

This sermon is about Proverbs and brainteasers. (I would say more but we got a puppy this afternoon. Also why this is going up so late tonight.) Here’s a link to the texts.

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Tradition, Care, and Struggle, August 2021

The question about handwashing just hits differently in the middle of a pandemic. Which can’t be a whole sermon. But it did help shape this sermon. Listen: I worked most closely with Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

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