Sermons from January 2016

Good News from South Congregational Church

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a dear friend. As we enjoyed Indian food at a Georgetown bistro, my friend, a recently retired military chaplain and I talked about what she would be doing next. No longer a chaplain, she was looking for new frontiers for ministry. She believed that God had called […]

Baptism in a Fear-Filled World

Isaiah 43:1-2 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Do you remember your baptism? I suspect most of us don’t. Back in a time before memory, a pastor made the sign of the cross on our forehead, invoked the Holy Trinity with traditional or contemporary words, and proclaimed God’s grace, as loving parents, friends, perhaps, grandparents, and maybe even […]

Follow Your Star

Matthew 2:1-12 Today, we celebrate the feast of Epiphany….we are a couple days early, it is actually, January 6, the twelfth day of Christmas…Epiphany, the day of illumination and encounter with God, is the day of the magi, the wise men from the East, who came to visit young Jesus and his parents; the foreigners […]