Sermons from February 2019

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

Mark 2:1-5 John 6:1-11         Once upon a time, three children met at school. They were all very different – one was an orphan, unwanted and unloved by his legal guardians, with a history mysterious powers that he had yet to discover; another was a mischief maker, one of several children in the family of a government […]

Downward Mobility

Luke 6:17-26 What does it mean to be blessed?  In Hebrew, the language of Jesus’ faith tradition, one of the words for blessing is “Barackah,” meaning to receive God’s favor, inheritance, joy, and fulfillment.  In the biblical world, blessing is a relational term, grounded in the care a parent has for a child, an elder […]

Epiphanies and Theophanies

Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11 Author Annie Dillard advises that we should wear crash helmets and lash ourselves to the pews, when we come to worship.  You never know when the Living God will show up in all God’s glory. Today’s scriptures describe God showing up to dramatically change lives in the Jerusalem Temple and on the […]