Category Archives: Sermons

Behind the Stone

Resurrection of Our Lord April 16, 2017 1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His […]

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Where is Christ’s body?!

Easter Vigil 2017 April 15, 2017 Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Where is Christ’s body?! It’s the central question of our gospel reading. Dead bodies do not just get up and walk away. And each of the disciples handles it differently. Peter sees the empty tomb and the grave clothes and […]

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The Forgotten Who Stand at the Cross

Good Friday April 14, 2017 Tonight’s gospel reading is the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (ch. 18-19). Because this story of Jesus’ passion takes place in some ways at the centers of power – at least the local and regional centers of power – it’s easy to sweep right over the […]

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What Cannot be Undone

Maundy Thursday April 13, 2017 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas […]

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Tensions and Depths

Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion April 9, 2017 Reflection: Here we are again, about to enter the holiest week of the year, caught again in its impossible tensions. We have waved our palms and shouted Hosanna as if we did not know what was coming. In a moment we will take again the […]

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Can These Bones Live?

Fifth Sunday in Lent April 2, 2017 1The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, […]

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Picked Last

4th Sunday in Lent March 26, 2017 1The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2Samuel said, “How […]

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The Woman at the Well

Sunday, March 19, 2017 3rd Sunday in Lent Jesus came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.6Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.   7A Samaritan woman came to draw water, […]

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Questioning Belief

Second Sunday in Lent March 12, 2017 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence […]

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Inviting Your Demons for Tea

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1st Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 5, 2017 15The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for […]

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