He’s Here

He’s Here

“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!” was a cry that we heard during the Advent season, as we identified with those “who mourn in lonely exile here.” (That, at times, includes all of us.) In fact, they were the first words of the first reading of the...
‘Wise’ Men and ‘Foolish’ Things

‘Wise’ Men and ‘Foolish’ Things

The sermon text for The Baptism of Our Lord/1st Sunday in after the Epiphany is from Matthew 2:1–12 The Visit of the Wise Men [1] Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, [2]...
Departing in Peace

Departing in Peace

The sermon text for the 1st Sunday after Christmas is from Luke 2:25–32 [25] Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. [26] And it had been...
The Word Dwells Among Us

The Word Dwells Among Us

The sermon text for Christmas Day is from John 1:14 [14] And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible,...
These Testify of Jesus

These Testify of Jesus

When Jesus was confronted by the Judeans because they believed He was breaking the Sabbath and because they could see that by calling God His Father, He was making Himself equal with God, He said to them, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you...
Who Are You?  I Am Not

Who Are You? I Am Not

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. “Who are you?”  It’s one of the most fundamental questions you can ask someone, or be asked.  How do you answer?  What things do you consider part of your personal identity?  How you answer that...