When Doors are Opened to Preach the Gospel

The sermon text for the 6th Sunday of Easter is from Acts 16:9–10. [9] And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” [10] And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately...
Life in the Interim

Life in the Interim

On July 21 the nation will we celebrating a significant event in its history, and in the history of humanity. Fifty years ago (wow, has it really been that long?) the United States landed men on the moon for the first time. We heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words,...
The Lord of It Has Need

The Lord of It Has Need

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. The text for our meditation is the Palm Sunday Processional Gospel, according to St. Luke, the 19th chapter, focusing on these words: If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall...
The Blessings of Faith

The Blessings of Faith

“You gotta believe!” was a slogan attached to the 1973 New York Mets. The Mets had been the doormat of the National League ever since they came into existence in 1962 until their remarkable, some would say miraculous, World Series win in 1969.  In 1973 they came...
Hope Midweek Lenten Vespers 2019

Hope Midweek Lenten Vespers 2019

+ 40 Days + Forty Days appear again and again in the biblical record of salvation history. For forty days the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, and for their refusal to go in as the Lord commanded, He had them wander in the wilderness one year for each day....