Monthly Archives: November 2011

Advent Shadows

Saturday evenings I take a few hours over at church in preparation for the morning. It works best when I am alone. I can run through the sermon a few times in the sanctuary, spend time going through the worship … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 13:24-27, “7:38 – But about that day or hour no one knows.”

Sermon on Mark 13:24-37  Advent 1, November 27, 2011 “7:38 – But about that day or hour no one knows” http://youtu.be/ZBHxZ91Ll_I St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Doors of Tradition

There is an alluring temptation around our holiday traditions that lead us to believe all things are constant, like a strong door allowing us into something special each time we enter them. Yet as we walk through them from year … Continue reading

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Time is Ticking for Advent

Time is ticking. Tic-Toc. Tic-Toc. Tic-Toc. It may be hard to believe, but there are five Sundays until Christmas Eve. This year Christmas Day lands on a Sunday, which means at 10:00 like other Sundays during the school year we … Continue reading

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Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30, “Enter the Joy of the Master”

 Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30   “Enter the Joy of the Master”  Confirmation Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011   http://youtu.be/LdIZrkwXTxc St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Struggling with Prayer (Also avaliable on Living Lutheran – http://www.livinglutheran.com/blog/2011/11/struggling-with-prayer.html)

I want to get better at prayer. Yes, pastors struggle with prayer too. When I’m with people, in a group or individually, for some reason prayer seems a little easier to me. I usually begin by thanking God for bringing … Continue reading

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Sermon on Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are you”

Sermon on Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are you”  All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2011 http://youtu.be/JUpEM7xkl88 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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