08
Jun

Though We Flunked, Nonetheless We Graduated

A sermon preached on June 7th, 2020 entitled, “Though We Flunked, Nonetheless We Graduated”.  This was the Sunday we acknowledged our graduates who have missed out on having a graduation ceremonies, and held a pretend graduation ceremony of our own online. Our Gospel lesson takes us to the very end of Matthew.  Once more we […]

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

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 […]