The Task of the Second Half of Life

A sermon preached on June 6, 2021 2Corinthians 4:16 – 5:1 entitled “The Task of the Second Half of Life.” So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight […]


The Eulogy for Carol (Payne) Korab

The following eulogy was given on May 22nd, 2021 at the Parsippany United Methodist Church. Carol was born on July 11, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY.  Her parents were Carl and Anna Osvold, first generation Norwegian immigrants who passed through the hallowed walls of Ellis Island.  Carol was a “late in life” surprise blessing, following two […]


The Mystery of Prayer

A sermon given on May 16, 2021 based upon John 17:9-15, entitled “The Mystery of Prayer.” Our reading this morning comes from the middle of an extended prayer that Jesus made to God on behalf of his disciples.  Listen for the word of the Lord. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking […]


The Love that Involves a Deep Knowing

A sermon preached on May 9, 2021 – Mother’s Day – based upon John 15:9-17 entitled, “The Love that Involves a Deep Knowing.” An odd little memory of my mother arose from my unconscious this week as I was pondering the Gospel lesson and wondering what I might say that would have some bearing on […]


An Unexpected Chariot Ride

The sermon preached on May 2nd, 2021 based upon Acts 8:26-40, entitled “An Unexpected Chariot Ride”.  Our scripture lesson tells an incredible story that many of you may never have heard before.  It  comes from the Book of Acts – as in “Acts o the Apostles”, but might better be called “The Acts of the […]


Shepherds, Hired Hands, Wolves and Sheep

A sermon preached on April 25, 2021 based upon John 10:11-18 entitled, “Shepherds, Hired Hands, Wolves and Sheep”. There are four different images that Jesus uses in this brief passage, and it’s worth considering with which of these images we identify?  They are shepherds, hired hands, sheep and wolves. Let’s begin with shepherds and hired […]