Monthly Archives: January 2019

“Sunday is coming! “Running out of wine and the abundant best yet to come.” John 2:1-11, Epiphany 2C

“They have no wine” (John 2:3). As churches, we spend a lot of time talking about, worrying about and complaining about perceived scarcity: the energy we think we have run out of; the time we think we don’t have; the … Continue reading

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“Baptism Stories: the Details Matter” sermon on Luke 3:15-17 [18-20] 21-22

1/13/2019 Baptism of Our Lord Sermon on Luke 3:15-17 [18-20] 21-22 “Baptism Stories: The Details Matter” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming, “Jesus alongside us in the water” Luke 3:15-22, Baptism of our Lord C

“Now when all the people were baptized and when Jesus had also been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the Wise Guys” an Epiphany sermon on Matt 2:1-12

1/06/2019 Day of Epiphany Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 “Welcome to the Wise Guys” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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“Jesus lifts you up and pulls you out of the water” a funeral sermon for John Bentley 1/05/2019

I learned something recently about John I did not know about before. He was a sailing instructor! Wow!  I knew he loved the water. I knew he loved his view out the back of his house. I knew he was … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “The Wisdom of the Magi” – Festival of the Epiphany, Matt 2:1-12

“In the Time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.” (Matthew 2:1) The coming of the Magi from the East spurs the imagination but also draws us into … Continue reading

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