Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Grace and the Hatchback” A Minute Message on Grace

“Grace and the Hatchback” A Minute Message on Grace from your friends at St. Michael’s, New Canaan, CT http://youtu.be/q1gludsSIMg

Posted in Minute Messages, on Grace, Sermons

Which direction are you headed?

As we waited for our children to get off of the bus, I was talking to a neighbor of mine. He comes from Eastern Europe. The bus stop is in front of our church. As we were talking, he looked … Continue reading

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“A Different Kind of Understanding” Sermon on Romans 5:1-8 and John 16:12-15

May 26, 2013 Holy Trinity Sermon on Romans 5:1-8 and John 16:12-15 “A Different Kind of Understanding” http://youtu.be/bOkMLJr4Rok St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

Posted in on Gospel of John, on Letters of Paul, Sermons

Marching Around the Walls

Have you heard the Bible story about Joshua and the walls of Jericho? (It is found in Joshua 5:10-6:27. You should read it for yourself if you are unfamiliar.) The story takes place in the Old Testament: after the Exodus … Continue reading

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“A Different Kind of Dream” Semon on Acts 2:14-21 and John 14:25-27

May 19, 2013 Pentecost Sermon on Acts 2:14-21 & John 14:25-27 “A Different Kind of Dream” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Seeking Closure

We all have a past. Sooner or later we all need to face it. On Monday of this week, I went to Camp Calumet for a Dean’s Retreat.* Arriving at Camp early, I set out to find the scene of … Continue reading

Posted in Faith Everyday, What We Seek

“A Different Kind of Power” Sermon on Acts 16:16-34 and John 17:22-23

May 12, 2013 Easter 7 “A Different Kind of Power” Sermon on Acts 16:!6-34 and John 17:22-23 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Seeking Confidence

Can I do this? Can we do this? Is it even possible? My colleague, friend and mentor – Pastor Bill Carter, used to say, “Most of ministry is pushing a big rock up a hill.” We can infer that faith … Continue reading

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“No longer ‘they’ but ‘we'” – Sermon on Acts 16:9-15, Bishop Jim Hazelwood, St. Michael’s 50th Anniversary

May 5, 2013, Easter 6 St. Michael’s 50th Anniversary with Bishop Jim Hazelwood, New England Synod, ELCA Sermon on Acts 16:9-15, “No Longer ‘They’ but ‘We’” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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Seeking Identity

Who am I? Discovering our identity is a lifelong query in which we keep discerning answers.  Names often reveal much about us, especially for the things out of our control. We carry with us our families’ surname, and even if … Continue reading

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