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The Covenants of Lent – part 3

This article is a continuation of a series (beginning with parts one and two) which looks to explore how God is at work among God’s people from the lens of the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all…

The Covenants of Lent – part 2

This article is a continuation of a series (beginning with part one) which looks to explore how God is at work among God’s people from the lens of the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all feature in…

The Covenants of Lent – part 1

This year, the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (our worship readings for Sunday mornings) show God at work among God’s people. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all feature in these readings. How might these readings – and our accompanying songs – carry…

Covenants

This month the people of St. Peter’s presented the story of Noah in song, dance, and spoken word. We worked hard on presenting a great production, but even more importantly, we learned about the story of Noah and the flood and what it means for us today. The flood story is really one of a…

Rev. Craig Ross
Covenant or Legalism?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 20 This is the look.  (RAISE SCARED FACE MASK)  Yes, this is the look every preacher gets on her or his face when they realize they have to preach on today’s Gospel Lesson from Mark. We get that look for a couple of reasons.  First off, we recognize that the complexity of…

An Unbreakable Promise

The summer before 6th grade I made a blood pact with my best friend. Okay okay… it wasn’t a pact made in blood. It was actually ketchup. Because blood…gross. But the sentiment was true enough. We were best friends. We had the necklace that said best friend, two sides of a heart. I wore one…

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pentecost 13 Preview

“Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” -John 6:51 Jesus’ audience asks a reasonable question: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:52). Jesus’ answer doesn’t really address the question; instead, he reiterates that he…

Control … or Lack of It

I am not in control of my life. I know this already, of course.  I have been married for 38 years.  I promised to share control of my life with my beloved at the altar of Ascension Lutheran Church, Deer Park in August of 1980.  I am also a baptized child of God, who in…