In the following video message, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA Elizabeth Eaton offers words of encouragement to our communities of faith in this difficult time. This is an opportunity for us to pause and reflect, to breathe, and to think about what it means to be the body of Christ. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Let…
New Day Sermon Lent 2 The Lenten season is defined by questions. Today, the questions Nicodemus asks of Jesus, lead us into a consideration of baptism, and the Spirit’s presence in that sacred and central act.
New Day Sermon (epiphany 6) Sometimes we think of the Ten Commandments as one-dimensional. They just tell us what we can’t do. There is a rhythm in the commandments between the promises they embody from God and the ways we can protect those promises.
New Day Sermon Epiphany 2 We’re always looking for something … relationships, success, acknowledgement, love, satisfaction, meaning … the list is endless. Early in his ministry, Jesus offers the simple (yet profound) question to two disciples … “What are you looking for?’ Dare we allow Jesus to ask the same of us?
New Day Sermon Baptism Of Our Lord What does it mean to be alive? To be really alive. What does it mean to live life well? Our Biblical witness has a few suggestions…
New Day Sermon Christmas 2 Sometimes we need an outside perspective. How is God inviting you to see from this totally other point of view?
New Day Sermonfirst Sunday Of Christmas This week we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a special combined service of Lessons and Carols.
New Day Sermon — Advent 4 Cynthia Rylant’s story, “The Christmas Tree Man”, invites us to consider the shepherds in our Gospel Lesson from St’ Luke 2:8-18, and ponder how we are also called to shepherd those who are entrusted into our care. As Christians, part of that care-taking is sharing the news of Jesus…
One of the Bible’s heroes is a shepherd named Moses. Hero for sure, but a bit of a hot mess. If God could use him, what can God do with our hot messes?
God always manages to gather us together in different ways.