Saint Francis Day 2021 Sermon: “For God So Loved the Cosmos”

John 3: 16-21 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not … Continue reading Saint Francis Day 2021 Sermon: “For God So Loved the Cosmos”

Sermon, “God Will Use Whomever God Chooses…” Sept 26th, 2021

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Reading                                                      Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther.On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.”Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have won your favor, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me — that is my petition — and the lives of my people — that is my … Continue reading Sermon, “God Will Use Whomever God Chooses…” Sept 26th, 2021

Sermon, Sept 19, 2021: “Being a Serving Mascot”

*Gospel Reading: Mark 9: 30-37 30 From there Jesus and his followers went through Galilee, but he didn’t want anyone to know it. 31 This was because he was teaching his disciples, “The Human One will be delivered into human hands. They will kill him. Three days after he is killed he will rise up.” 32 But they didn’t understand this kind of talk, and they were afraid to ask him. 33 They entered Capernaum. When they had come into a house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about during the journey?” 34 They didn’t respond, since on the way they had been debating with each other about who was … Continue reading Sermon, Sept 19, 2021: “Being a Serving Mascot”

Sermon, “Look Within” Aug 29th, 2021

New Testament Reading James 1: 17-27 17 Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all. 18 He chose to give us birth by his true word, and here is the result: we are like the first crop from the harvest of everything he created. 19 Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to grow angry. 20 This is because an angry person doesn’t produce God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, with humility, set aside all moral … Continue reading Sermon, “Look Within” Aug 29th, 2021

Sermon, “Are You Full Yet?

*Gospel Reading:John 6: 56-69 (CEB)56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in them. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me lives because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. It isn’t like the bread your ancestors ate, and then they died. Whoever eats this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.60 Many of his disciples who heard this said, “This message is harsh. Who can hear … Continue reading Sermon, “Are You Full Yet?

Pentecost Sermon, May 23, 2021, “Come Holy Spirit”

Gospel Reading: John 15: 26-27, 16:4b-15      (CEB) 26 “When the Companion comes, whom I will send from the Father—the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 You will testify too, because you have been with me from the beginning. “I didn’t say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go away to the one who sent me. None of you ask me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Yet because I have said these things to you, you are filled with sorrow. 7 I assure you that it is better for you that I go … Continue reading Pentecost Sermon, May 23, 2021, “Come Holy Spirit”

Sermon “Get Out of My Shade” June 13 2021

Gospel Reading:Mark 4: 26-3426 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for … Continue reading Sermon “Get Out of My Shade” June 13 2021

Easter Sermon Apr 4, 2021, “I Can See Resurrection”

New Testament Reading             1 Corinthians 15: 1-11             The Resurrection of Christ 15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, … Continue reading Easter Sermon Apr 4, 2021, “I Can See Resurrection”

Sermon April 18, 2021, “Still Risen?”

New Testament Reading:             1 John 3: 1-7              (CEB) 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us in that we should be called God’s children, and that is what we are! Because the world didn’t recognize him, it doesn’t recognize us. 2 Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and it hasn’t yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we’ll see him as he is. 3 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves even as he is pure. 4 Every person who practices sin commits an act of … Continue reading Sermon April 18, 2021, “Still Risen?”

Sermon June 27th, 2021 “Just Ask”

Gospel Reading:             Mark 5: 21-43         21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.                                                        And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering … Continue reading Sermon June 27th, 2021 “Just Ask”