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Lent and Lengthening Days: Sunday, February 18, 2024

The First Sunday in Lent: Mark 1:9-15 At his baptism, “[Jesus] saw the heavens torn apart.” At his death, “the curtain of the Temple was torn in two.” At his baptism, “the Spirit descend[ed] like a dove on him.” At his death, he exhales the Spirit when he breathes his last. This is a likely […]

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Finding Joy(!) in Lent: Ash Wednesday (evening)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (evening) Joint service with The Church of St. Columba, Waterloo Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 I’ve gotten in the routine of making our ashes with the Sunday School kids on the Sunday before Lent. Last year, as we were burning the palms outside I tried to explain […]

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Last After Epiphany-The Transfiguration of the Lord; Mark 9:2–9

Roughly 40 years ago I was debating, struggling within myself about giving up engineering teaching and research, and starting seminary studies. At the time I didn’t dare call it what I now do; wrestling with the call of God to ordained ministry. On the one hand I recognized this urge didn’t come totally from within […]

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Called into Service: The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday, February 4, 2024: Mark 1:29-39 “Those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” May our ears be open to this good news today. Amen. Carrying on from last week, where Jesus […]

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Disciples, Students, Apprentices, Practitioners: Sunday, January 21 2024

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 “Jesus said to [Simon Peter and Andrew], “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw [James and John], who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he […]

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