Monthly Archives: October 2018

“Blind Beggars that We Are” a Reformation Sunday sermon on Mark 10:46-52

10/28/2018 Reformation Sunday Sermon on Mark 10:46-52 “Blind Beggars that we are” A church you’ve been longing for: turns to God for grace St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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After the bombs that weren’t (Thanks be to God)

Far being from a perfect union, two of our finer traits as a country are: the non-violent transfer of power from one party to another through free elections and a free press. Whoever sent these package bombs to incite chaos … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Our Blindness and Bartimaeus” Mark 10:46-52

This is a beautiful and straightforward passage that is anything but simple as this encounter reveals much about ourselves as it does a blind man named Bartimaeus. The story is goes like this… Bartimaeus, blind and begging by the roadside … Continue reading

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“Repitition, Rhythm & Routine” a sermon on Mark 10:32-45

10/21/2018 Sermon on Mark 10:32-45 “Repetition, Rhythm & Routine” A church you’ve been longing for… practices caring & serving St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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A Message for our Transgender friends (and everyone else too)

I remember the nasty comments of others when a family member changed her name. I remember the first adult friend I had known for years who told me they were transgender and were not sure how others “from the old … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Moving from Power, Privilege and Prestige to Service” Mark 10:35-45

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for the many.” (Mark 10:45) Jesus told his disciples for the third time that he was on the way to … Continue reading

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“If I had $1Billion” (A Church you’ve been longing for: encourages high expectations while being rooted in grace) Mark 10:17-31

10/14/2018 Sermon on Mark 10:17-31 “If I had $1Billion” A Church you’ve been longing for:                                                    … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “The richness of Grace” Mark 10:17-31

“Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘you lack one thing; go sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come follow me.’ When he heard this, he … Continue reading

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“When they throw the book at you” (A Church you’ve been longing for: knows hurt, loss & Love) Mark 10:2-16

10/07/2018 Sermon on Mark 10:2-16 “When they throw the book at you” A church you’ve been longing for: Knows hurt, loss & love St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming! “That terrible divorce text” Mark 10:2-16

“Because of your hardness of heart, he wrote this commandment for you.” (Mark 10:5) Jesus comes across as a hardliner against divorce the first time one reads Mark 10:2-16. While the breakup of marriages is a painful reality for people … Continue reading

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