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27
May

What Inspires a Parade in the Midst of an Epidemic?

A sermon preached May 24th, 2020 based upon John 17:1-11, entitled, “What Inspires a Parade in the Midst of an Epidemic.” Last Tuesday there was a birthday parade for Doris. Two fire trucks and maybe sixty people from the church in cars with decorations, balloons and signs, with much honking and shouting “We love you, […]

04
May

Surprised by Grace in the Midst of a Quarantine Funk

A sermon preached on May 3rd, 2020 based upon John 21:1-13 entitled, “Surprised by Grace in the Midst of a Quarantine Funk.” This morning we have yet another story of an appearance of Jesus after his resurrection, one that comes from 21st chapter of John’s Gospel.  There is something peculiar going on here though because […]

20
Apr

More Wisdom for Living through the Pandemic from the Story of Jesus’ Appearance to Disciples Huddled in Fear behind Locked Doors

A sermon preached on April 19th, 2020 based upon John 20:19 – 31, entitled “More Wisdom for Living through the Pandemic from the Story of Jesus’ Appearance to Disciples Huddled in Fear behind Locked Doors.” So we continue the story in the Gospel of John.  You will recall what happened last week – how Mary […]

20
Apr

The Risen Christ in an Unfair World

The sermon for April 12th, 2020 – Easter Sunday – in the midst of the Covid-19 quarantine – based upon John 20:1-18 entitled “The Risen Christ in an Unfair World” It is striking that in all four Gospels it is women who are the first witnesses to the empty tomb — that Jesus was alive […]

30
Mar

Pandemic Lessons from Matthew 14

A sermon preached on March 29th, 2020, the second Sunday in which our worship was live streamed because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Rather than read scripture, I told the story that Matthew tells in the 14th chapter of his Gospel. Chapter 14 of Matthew’s Gospel spoke to me this week as we find ourselves dealing […]