He is afraid. He is exhausted. He has done all he can, so he throws in the towel, prays to God for death then does the one thing that gives him peace, he takes a nap.
Trinity Sunday 2019
Easter VII, 2019
Easter VI, 2019
Easter III, 2019
Easter II, 2019
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Maundy Thursday, 2019
Palm Sunday 2019
Lent V, 2019
Self-Development of People
Lent III, 2019
He was born for the sea. His father was a captain. He went to sea at age eleven. He learned the trade on voyages in the Mediterranean and the West indies. He served in the navy and was abandoned by a crew. Eventually rescued, the ship that saved him was nearly lost in a storm.
Lent II, 2019
Lent I 2019
I sure would love to win the lottery. Oh, what I could do with a great big winning pot. Pay off the kid’s education, give to the church so we could close the struggle we have every year and invest in an education director, oh the things I could do…
At the end of last week’s gospel message, Jesus seemed to be on the verge of a social revolution. He said blessed are you who are poor, hungry, suffering and despised and woe to you who are rich, fat, happy and popular.
Read Luke 6:17-19
What is a long day like for you? Is part of the day spent asking yourself if you’ll have enough? Will you make enough to cover your family’s needs?
OK, more wedding talk. How can I not with this text?
Second Sunday after Epiphany 2019
Baptism of the Lord, 2019
Advent IV, 2018
Advent III, 2018
Advent II, 2018
Advent I, 2018
Reign of Christ
OK, Confession time. Who is a worrywart? I’m a worrywart. That’s right, I fret over stuff, lots of stuff. Ask me about the church budget. OK, don’t ask me…
Commitment Sunday 2018
Congratulations to Linn Coghill and Tom Vaughn for completing the half marathon yesterday. I don’t know about Tom, but I do know Linn ran a personal best!
So, how to cover all that is going on: Liam’s Baptism, Stewardship, the election, Pittsburgh, vandalism? We start with a story:
Reformation Sunday 2018
How many have heard a joke about how we Presbyterians practice baptism? Sprinkling, dry-cleaning, finger-dipping, you name it, it’s out there. Of course most of these come from folks with a tradition that does not baptize children and only baptizes by immersion.
Have you ever tried to get ready for a trip, only to be interrupted over and over? It is frustrating as a deadline approaches and some pressing need or another grabs your attention. It always seems there are about a hundred things to do when we are about to leave.
World Communion 2018