Sunday Sermon

  The disciples’ declaration to Jesus this morning is somewhat amusing: “We want you to do for us whatever we ask of you!” Jesus points out that they do not understand what they are asking. They want to sit on either side of Jesus in his glory. Yet, Jesus’s glory...

Sunday Sermon

Well, Jessie was supposed to preach today. However, her baby had other plans. I am somewhat amused that I had to preach this Gospel lesson the week I filed for divorce, and now here I am preaching it again just as I am about to get married. As I said, Jessie was...

Sunday Sermon

The passage this morning from the prophet Jeremiah opens with these momentous words: “It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew.” I hear Jeremiah saying, “God has been trying to explain this to me. I see it now; I finally get it.” Yet, the rest of the...

Sunday Sermon

The Gospel, two weeks ago, ended with these words: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” Last week, the Gospel began with these words: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the...

COVID Announcement

Dear Family, By the end of June, we seemed to have turned the corner on the COVID virus and felt free to engage in activities without masks, particularly outside. Unfortunately, a new surge is underway. Along with you, I am discouraged and disappointed. Let’s hold...