Partners/Buddies

Partners/Buddies

The sermon text for the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany is from Luke 5:8–11 [8] But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” [9] For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of...
Waiting for a Miracle

Waiting for a Miracle

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany is from John 2:3–5 [3] When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” [4] And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” [5] His mother...
More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. In a new movie, a teenage girl finds an old, beat up, yellow Volkswagen Beetle in a scrapyard.  She decides that she wants the car, so she asks the scrapyard owner if it’s for sale....
They Came to Worship Him & Offer Him Gifts

They Came to Worship Him & Offer Him Gifts

The sermon text for the Epiphany of Our Lord is from Matthew 2:11 [11] And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh....
The Name of Our Salvation in the Flesh

The Name of Our Salvation in the Flesh

Already, morning news shows have featured the celebrations in Australia and New Zealand, complete with revelers counting down, and then fireworks being set off at the moment of midnight.  I heard that drinking establishments all across the land expect to do brisk...
This Too, Is Christmas

This Too, Is Christmas

Some years ago, an immigrant family had arrived in America.  Shortly after, the father got a job working in a factory. As Christmas came around, the company treated the factory workers to a Christmas party (at the time they didn’t have to say “holiday party”),...