Sermons from April 2017

Practicing Resurrection: The Quest for Truth

John 20:24-31 Today, we continue our adventures in practicing resurrection. Last week, we learned the healing power of breath. When we pause, noticing our joys and sorrows, our well-being and pain, and breathe deeply, we may be breathing the same air as the women and men did in that upper room. We may discover that […]

Practicing Resurrection: Breathing Space

Psalm 150, John 20:19-22 In her inspirational text on ministry in the South Bronx, Lutheran pastor Heidi Neumark tells of a tree in front of her parsonage that toppled over one day without any warning. On further examination, Neumark discovered that the tree had rotted from within, suffering from a type of arboreal cancer, resulting […]

Practicing Resurrection

Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-18; Luke 24:1-12 Did you notice something interesting as you listened to the Easter readings this morning? We have heard them so often, it is easy for them to lose their edge, and for us to forget how unexpected and unbelievable the resurrection story is. The readings proclaim that something amazing happened […]

A Different Kind of Joy

Matthew 21:1-11 For a moment, Jesus was a hero, riding into town on a donkey. We don’t know what the crowd was feeling, but for a moment, they recognized greatness when they saw it. No Caesar on a war horse, no Roman legion ready to quell any disturbance, no fancy chariot financed by the sweat […]