Archive: Apr 2014

  1. Securely insecure

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    John 20: 19-31; 04272014; 2 Easter Last Sunday, we heard John’s version of what occurred early in the morning on the first day of the week following the crucifixion.  If you were here, you might recall that Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and then told her to take his message to the disciples.  That message was […]

  2. Tada!

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    John 20: 1-18; 04202014; Easter Sunday Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a Sunday school teacher who was working on her lesson plans for Easter Sunday.  She was trying to figure out the best way to teach her young students the true meaning of Easter.  After much reflection and prayer, she decided she would ask […]

  3. Little Things

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    John 13: 1-17, 31b-35; Maundy Thursday; 04162014   Up north at Nashotah House, where I attended Seminary, there was a little red wagon.  It was one of those metal ones that you see kids playing with; I’m sure you’ve all seen one.  The first time I saw the one at Nashotah, it was sitting in front […]

  4. Shake It Up!

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    Matthew 21: 1-11; Palm Sunday; 04132014 I heard the story of two good friends playing golf, one warm, Saturday morning.  John, and his friend George, had gone out golfing together, as they had for many years.  They were taking advantage of the warm early summer weather, but in truth they would’ve played if a cold […]

  5. What to do about Lazarus?

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    John 11: 1-44; 04062014; 5 Lent  I heard about three old friends who were having a discussion about death.  One of them asked:  “What would you like people to say about you at your funeral?”  The first friend said, “I would like them to say, ‘He was a great humanitarian, who cared about his community.” […]