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  1. The Comforter

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    John 14: 15-21; 05212017; 6 Easter  Early on in my career as a police officer, I was on my way to a call when I heard what no cop ever wants to hear.  Two officers were being dispatched to my own address at one o’clock in the morning!  The dispatcher informed the officers that some […]

  2. Learning Boundaries

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    1 Peter 2: 2-10; 05142017; 5 Easter I was looking at my backyard flower garden this past week, and noticed that someone had been knawing on some flowers.  I also saw that new holes had appeared in my garden.  Since we have a reasonably secure wooden fence, the suspect list quickly dwindled down to our […]

  3. Lambs of God

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    John 10: 1-10; 05072017; 4 Easter Over the years, I’ve read a number of Bible commentaries and such concerning the behavior of sheep.  I have to tell you, I’ve been surprised at how much these writings can vary.  Some writers have portrayed the sheep as relatively intelligent animals, each contributing to the strength of the […]

  4. Share the Stories

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    Luke 24; 13-35; 3 Easter; 04302017 While thinking about our Sunday lessons this week, I was remembering my very first day at Nashotah House seminary.  As I unpacked my stuff that day, it came to me that everything I’d done for the past two years had been focused on getting to the room I now […]

  5. You Send Me

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    John 20: 19-31; 2 Easter; 04232017 I was thinking that I should have asked Darryl to have the choir sing “Darling, you send me” this morning.  It’s been sixty years since Sam Cooke wrote that tune, but some songs are timeless, aren’t they?  And if our Gospel story has a theme today, it is, Darling, […]

  6. A Part of Jesus’ Family

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    John 20: 1-18; Easter Sunday; 04162017 I want to welcome all of you who are visiting with us this morning.  We are blessed to have you here with us, on this glorious Easter Sunday! Easter is, amongst other things, a celebration of many families.  As we heard in our Gospel story this morning, Jesus was […]

  7. Defining Good Friday

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    John 18: 1-19:42; Good Friday; 04142017 The past couple of weeks, I’ve been pondering why there is a “good” in Good Friday.  Nothing that I would call “good” really happens on Good Friday in the chain of events.  In fact, one could easily call it Bad Friday.  I have no recollection from my seminary years, […]

  8. Learning a Second Language

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    Matt 26: 14-27: 66; Palm Sun; 04092017 Perhaps you’ve heard the story about a mother mouse who felt it was time to introduce her children to the larger world.  So, she gathered her brood of little mice together and set out for a walk through the house they lived in. They scurried down the hall […]

  9. Cave Dwellers

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    John 11: 1-45; 04022017; 5 Lent Where were you when Christ first called your name?  Or perhaps the better question is, where you when you first heard Christ call your your name?  Those are very different questions, aren’t they? The words of our lessons this week speak powerfully to the loving grace of Jesus Christ.  […]

  10. Levels of Blindness

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    John 9: 1-41; 03262017; 4 Lent I just have to start out by saying how much I enjoyed Deacon Tom’s reading of the Gospel this morning.  Tom, it’s good to have you back in the saddle, and you can never leave again. “Seeing is believing.”  How often have we heard those words before?  “I won’t […]

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