Archive: Mar 2014

  1. Vision Quest

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    John 9: 1-41; 4 Lent; I believe I’ve mentioned before that I spent several years of my police career walking a beat in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  The street that I walked on had a number of clothing stores and boutiques, as the street connected the state capitol with the University of Wisconsin.  Because of the […]

  2. Rooms With A View

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    John 14: 1-6; Steven Tennison Funeral; 03292014 Good afternoon-On behalf of Bobby and our St. Nicholas family, I would like to welcome all of you this afternoon as we celebrate the life of Steven. It is good for us to be here. As I was reading the appointed lessons for our service this week, I […]

  3. Searching

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    John 3: 1-17; 03162014; 2 Lent This Gospel story always reminds me of the character I used to see at famous professional sporting events on television.  He always wore one of those rainbow colored wigs and had John 3:16 printed on his t-shirt or on his forehead or some other prominent location.  I’d be watching […]

  4. Snake Bit

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    Matthew 4: 1-11; 1 Lent; 030914           I heard about four Episcopal priests who got together for a friendly gathering during Lent.  As they chatted over coffee, one of the priests said, “You know, our people come to us and pour out their hearts, and confess their sins and needs.  Let’s do the same.  You […]

  5. Pretending: Or Not

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    Ash Wednesday; 03052014; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21 I heard the story of an Episcopal Priest who was ministering to an inner city neighborhood.  One evening, he was walking down a deserted alley, on his way home and looking forward to a good night’s sleep.  A young man came up behind him, put a knife up […]

  6. Mountain Voices

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    Matthew 17: 1-9; 03022014; Last Epiphany I heard a story about a very talented magician, who was performing his magic show on a cruise ship.  Unfortunately, the Captain of the cruise ship had a particularly nasty parrot.  Every time the magician did a spectacular trick, the pesky parrot would yell, “It’s a trick, he’s a […]