Sermon on Deck:

Sheeple, Pentecost 9 (B) – July 22, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 What do you suppose are the most prevalent metaphors that we use for God? Likely Father, King, and Shepherd are in the top three, if not the top three. There are, of course, hundreds of names and images in the scriptures for God. The sheer number of images for God present in the scriptures is enough to make the mind reel. That reeling is likely purposefully sought … read more...

Bulletin Insert

Bulletin Insert – July 22, 2018

Each year, the United Thank Offering (UTO) encourages every Episcopalian to adopt a personal spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO invites the church to notice the good things that happen every day, give thanks to God for the blessing, and then make a thank offering in a UTO Blue Box. Each year, 100% of what is collected is given away through … read more...

Pentecost Sermons

Enough to Raise the Dead, Pentecost 12 (B) – August 12, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 Travel to the city of Rome and go to the basilica named for St. Peter. Near the main entrance, you will find one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world, the Pieta of Michelangelo. Mary the mother of Jesus is shown […]

Contentment, Pentecost 11 (B) – August 5, 2018

[RCL]: Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 How do we know what is enough? To any normal member of his kingdom, King David would have looked like a man with enough. And yet, King David was not content. He wanted things that were not his to have. He wanted Bathsheba, although she was […]

Take, Bless, Break, Give, Pentecost 10 (B) – July 29, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 You might be tempted to gloss over the miracle stories about Jesus that are recorded in the Gospels. Taken at face value, most of them stretch our credulity, perhaps further than we are willing to go, and for what? Is it necessary to believe that […]

Bible Studies

Bible Study, Pentecost 9 (B) – July 22, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 2 Samuel 7:1-14a We Episcopalians are … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 8 (B) – July 15, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 The books attributed to … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 7 (B) – July 8, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13  2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 The breadth of David’s … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 6 (B) – July 1, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Characters in the … [Read More...]

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