Tag: Homily

Come to Me

Hi everyone.  Happy 4th of July weekend.  I hope you’re able to celebrate some of the usual holiday aspects of this special day, including maybe having some fireworks, hotdogs, hamburgers and watermelon of your own.  Please tell me s’mores are involved!   As we celebrate this national holiday, I know we’re all reminded that “freedom isn’t free” so a…

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Sent

Hi everyone, thank you for gathering with us today. As you know, today is the 14th Sunday we have worshipped at home. I don’t know about all of you but I’ve recently noticed that since the coronavirus became the huge thing that it is on our planet, writers in all kinds of media have been…

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Unity

The scriptures you read today are about the story of the Ascension in the Book of Acts.  The lectionary places today’s gospel, John 17:1-11 – Jesus’ prayer concerning unity – at the end of the Easter season; but in John’s gospel the prayer for unity among His followers occurs at the end of the last supper, so that…

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Pencils Down

I have a pretty shameful memory from when I was back in the 4th Grade. We were taking a spelling test, and I think this was the first year we had begun to check each other’s work. After taking the test, I passed mine to the student in the desk behind me, and got the test…

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Waiting on Resurrection

I have a vivid memory of listening to Joani’s sermon the first Sunday of our quarantine, admittedly while I cleaned our house and the boys napped. Anyone else remember not multitasking? But what I mostly remember was how comforting it was to listen to her familiar voice. She encouraged us to think of the hardest…

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The Dwelling Place is Here

“Lord we do not know where you’re going, how will we know the way?” Jesus has gone to make a dwelling place. How many of us would like to be in that dwelling place, rather than our own dwelling place? Maybe it’s a little bigger. Maybe there’s more yard. Maybe, just maybe, the annoying people in our…

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