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Where Does Your Faith Grow?

The Rite of Confirmation has been around a long time.  Over the years it has been characterized by white and red robes … the examination of confirmands in front of the congregation … lofty talk about becoming “members” of the congregation (even though we have always become members of the church through baptism) … gifts…

You Are Never Far From Home

Easter 5 Traditional Sermon Grace, peace, and the reconciliation found in love to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First of all let me wish all the mothers in the room a Happy Mother’s Day.  The relationship between a child and their mother is unlike any other.  Sometimes that relationship is strong and…

When Jesus Met Sally

Lent 3 Traditional Sermon Grace, peace, and love to you all from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who desires nothing more than to be in relationship with you all and for all of you to be in relationship with each other.  Amen Relationships are the materials from which we construct our world.  Relationships are…

Forgiveness

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL EPIPHANY 6 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church* sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven* times.  (Matthew 18:21-22) It was the question of the day this morning…

Baby Steps

Traditional Sermon Epiphany 6   Every once in awhile my Facebook page will remind me of a picture I shared some years before. Usually the pictures make me pause and say, “Wow…I looked like I had so much more energy back then.” But the other day Facebook reminded me of a picture we took when…