Monthly Archives: February 2018

“Why Forgive?” a sermon on Matt 6:14-15

2/25/2018 Lent 2 A sermon on Matt 6:14-15, Genesis 32-33 & Ephesians 4:31-5:2 “Why forgive?” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT Advertisements

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WHY MY CHURCH ROCKS

On Sunday, February 4, 2018. Worshipers at St. Paul Lutheran Church were asked to write a brief “elevator speech” on their experience of our church community, with three caveats: Try not to use church jargon or inside language. Try not … Continue reading

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“Why Pray?” a sermon on Matt 6:5-13

2/18/2018 Lent 1 WHY LENT? Moving toward the cross; reclaiming faithful practice Sermon on Matt 6:5-13 “Why Pray?” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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A lament after our latest national tragedy in Florida

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Between the three services I led (two at St. Paul in Old Saybrook and one at Gladeview Health Center) I bet I marked close to a hundred people with ashes in the form of the cross. … Continue reading

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“Why Lent? (with a little help from Peter Rollins, David Lose and Rob Bell)” an ash wed sermon

2/14/2018 Ash Wednesday Matt 6:1-4 “Why Lent? (With a little help from Peter Rollins, David Lose and Rob Bell)” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“It is good for us to be here, but…” a sermon on Mark 9:2-8

2/11/2018 Transfiguration Sunday Mark 9:2-8 “It is good for us to be here, but…” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming! Transfiguration, Year B, “Breaking into our fear”

“He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.” (Mark 9:6) “He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.” (Mark 9:6) I have made it made known on an annual basis that Transfiguration Sunday is my least … Continue reading

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