Posts Tagged With: sermon

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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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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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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Feasting on Crumbs, Sept 2018

At Jesus's Feast, there are crumbs to feed multitudesMorsels & Stories: I talked about the lectionary and something my stewardship professor once taught me.

Sermon: Jesus has this deeply troubling interaction.  And this new, foreign, female disciple claims the crumbs.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Mark 7:24-37.

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Generous Gifts, September 2018

God's Generous GiftMorsels & Stories:  I introduced the next component of our prayer stations.

Sermon: The author of James writes, “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above.”  What are those gifts?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with James 1:17-27.

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Back of the bread, August 2018

Back of the breadMorsels & Stories: We finished our read of Good Goats.

Sermon: In a first, I sing during the sermon.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 6.

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