October 19, 2014
During this season where we consider our own stewardship, let us prayerfully ponder what it means that everything is God’s, what it means to see and hear and smell God in those people and things that are around us, what it means that we are all made in God’s image and are called to share […]
October 12, 2014
Rejoice in the Lord always! Context for Paul’s admonition “don’t worry” for Christian community is to rejoice in all circumstances. This sermon includes a rendition of the timeless country song “It Takes a Worried Man.”
October 5, 2014
Today we hear a parable about people who have forgotten to whom their faithfulness should belong and have forgotten the gracious hand which blessed them with the gifts they needed to do the work they have been called to do. How easy it is for us to forget that God is the one who has […]
September 28, 2014
This is a baptismal homily for Mallaurie McCombs. Having the mind of Christ shapes the kind of church into which she is baptized. In addition to Philippians 2, the parable of the 2 brothers Matthew 21 is cited
September 14, 2014
On Holy Cross day, crosses were brought to the liturgy for blessing and as symbols of the love of God in Christ Jesus. Pauls’ theology of the cross is lifted up as the intersection of God’s Law (Jewish signs) human achievement (Greek wisdom) …that intersection on the cross is…Jesus
September 7, 2014
Did Jesus really just tell us to confront a church member? Listen as Daniel Heckert, a member of St. John’s and co-leader of the Holy KOWS Youth Group, explores this directive from Jesus. Follow along as we look at how we tie confrontation with love.
August 24, 2014
We know that Christ was the Son of the Living God. Therefore we know what God is like because of Jesus. This being the case, we then know that we have a loving, grace-filled God who has compassion for his whole creation. Who could ask for anything more!
August 17, 2014
Blind guide Pharisees, misunderstanding disciples, and a shrill Canaanite woman. Where would you expect to find great faith? How does this story read you?
August 10, 2014
Last week we heard the story of the feeding of the 5000, and this week we follow that story up with Jesus walking on the water and Peter trying to come to him, and needing a saving hand as he starts to sink. As we consider the question of how we can find Christ extending […]
August 3, 2014
Today we hear the old familiar story of the feeding of the 5000 where we are reminded of how Christ is extravagant when it comes to feeding others, not only with bread and fish, but also with his love and grace. He gives us not only what we need, but extra love and grace abound […]