April 3, 2022, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
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April 3, 2022, The Fifth Sunday in Lent

GOSPEL Judas willfully misinterprets as waste Mary’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume. Jesus recognizes that her lavish gift is both an expression of love and an anticipation of his burial. 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they...

March 27, 2022, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
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March 27, 2022, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gospel:  Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Jesus tells a parable about a son who ponders his father’s love only after he has spurned it. The grace he receives is beyond his hopes. That same grace is a crisis for an older brother who believes it is his obedience that has earned his place in the father’s home....

March 20, 2022, The Third Sunday in Lent
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March 20, 2022, The Third Sunday in Lent

Gospel Asked about current tragic events, Jesus turns a lesson about whether suffering is deserved into a hard call to obedience. He then tells a parable that holds out hope that the timeline for ultimate judgment will be tempered by patience. 1At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans...

March 13, 2022, Second Sunday in Lent
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March 13, 2022, Second Sunday in Lent

GOSPEL:  Luke 13:31-35 Neither Herod’s plotting nor Jerusalem’s resistance to maternal love will deter Jesus from his sacrificial mission. 31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus,] “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and...

March 6, 2022, The First Sunday in Lent
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March 6, 2022, The First Sunday in Lent

Gospel After being filled with the Holy Spirit at his baptism, Jesus is led in the wilderness. Through his responses to the temptations of the devil, he defines what it means to be called “the Son of God.” 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in...

March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday
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March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday

Gospel [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.   2“So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that...

Promises, Promises
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Promises, Promises

We welcome back John and Diane Curry for the Fifth Sunday in Lent with music by Ed Kapsha     Promises, Promises Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The word covenant is a word that appears with some frequency in the Bible. We read it and hear it often...

Serpents and Wildernesss
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Serpents and Wildernesss

Today we welcome back our seminarian, Steve Slepecki with music by Ed Kapsha. Photo by Prasad Panchakshari on UnSplash   Serpents and Wilderness “We’re now nearly two months’ removed from Pastor Scott’s resignation.  As challenging as it might be, it’s time, if we haven’t already, to start making a concerted effort to move on… and...

On the Road Again
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On the Road Again

We welcome John and Diane Curry with music by Ed Kapsha Photo by John Towner on Unsplash   SERMON On the Road Again Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God makes promises to us. The Holy Scriptures are full of such promises, as we have heard this morning. Because...

Ashes and Water
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Ashes and Water

Today we welcome Steve Slepecki to the pulpit with music by Ed Kapsha. Photo by Ahna Ziegler on Unsplash In the course of my very young ministry career thus far, I’ve already had to preach some pretty unusual sermons. My very first sermon ever, was preached while wearing street clothes, before I had even decided...

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