TagHoly Communion

That Still, Small Voice

It was one of those surreal moments, when I should have been prepared for the light touch of God’s hand upon the world.  Instead, my ignorance required a more blatant slap upside the head, so as to get my attention. I was making a home communion visit to one of our homebound members in a…

Lord, to Whom Can We Go?

Their names were Carl & Alma Rasmussen.  They were Sages back in the 1980’s before we called our octogenarians by the title Sages. The Rasmussen’s were both well into their nineties, when I came to St. Peter’s as your assistant pastor in 1986.  Carl was the retired systematic theology professor of the former Gettysburg Seminary…

Places in the Heart

New Day Sermon Pentecost 12 As we enter our third week of lessons from the “Bread of Life” section of John’s Gospel, we focus on how Holy Communion connects us to the saints of every time and place … saints who have places in our hearts … and God’s heart. The YouTube video clip used…

Who’s Baking the Bread?

So how do you answer the question?  Today’s Preaching Question from the study page … “Are You the Bread Winner?”  Nah … don’t bother answering … I already know the answer.  Because in one way or another, we all want to be the bread winners.  The ones who provide … the ones who create security…

Let the Triune God Resolve Divisions

New Day Sermon Pentecost 3 Divisions can cause all kinds of problems. In Mark 3, Jesus says unity is threatened by divisions. A House divided is destined to fall. One can look at fear being a major underlying reason for divisions to surface. One way to resolve divisions is to turn to the Triune God…

Pentecost 9 Worship Preview

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. (Matthew 14:19-20)…