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God hates nothing God creates – sermon from Ash Wednesday 2018


Blessings to you at the beginning of Lent. Our transition from the Epiphany season to our Lenten journey began in earnest yesterday with a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and we served 97 people; a fabulous community gathering. Today in worship we began our Lenten journey in earnest. We heard the story of why we are […]

If not us then who? – Sermon from Feb. 11, 2018


In worship, we heartily bid farewell to the Alleluias and observed the Transfiguration of Jesus. Our lessons shared the story of Elijah and Elisha as leadership transferred from the elder to the younger. We also heard Paul tell the believers in Corinth about the necessity of our sharing God’s message to the world. The question […]

Sharing the gospel is our responsibility – sermon for Feb. 4, 2018


Our scripture today walked us through a narrative that St. John’s can appreciate: by remembering our history we know that God is constant and with us, even when we don’t recognize God’s presence. Because we are able to recollect that truth we get to live fully in the responsibility that follows our relationship with God: […]

Knowledge comes from listening – sermon from Jan. 28, 2018


Our worship was filled with stories that point to our call as believers and how we are supposed to act and share the impact of our mutual relationship with God, from God to us and our return to God. We are given authority to share our understanding of our relationship, what scripture has to say […]

Sermon for Christmas Eve 2017


Merry Christmas! A joyous evening and a time to welcome friends and neighbors as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. A joy-filled time to witness to the simplicity of the birth of Jesus and the shepherds. Tonight was a reminder that the true Christmas miracle is that the God of creation meets us in creation […]

Restoring hope for the future – Sermon from Dec. 17, 2017


We continued our journey in Advent and focused on our preparation and the work of the messenger. Isaiah helped remind us of the hope he offered to his generation – restoration after exile and return to being the chosen people of God. Yet we heard the story of John (the Baptist) and his offering of […]