Monthly Archives: April 2019

Sunday is Coming! “What if you could meet him one more time?” John 21:1-19, Easter 3C

“Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus” (John 21:4) What if you could meet him one more time? – What would you do? What would your reaction be if … Continue reading

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“He’s with you the whole time” a sermon on Luke 24:13-35

4/28/2019 Easter 2 Sermon on Luke 24:13-35 “He’s with you the whole time” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is Coming! “Walking to Emmaus – Jesus will meet you there” Luke 24:13-35

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32) Grief. Fear. Sadness. Disappointment. Despair. Guilt. Loneliness. These emotions all have a place on … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday “At the Table…Jesus flips the script” Luke 22:7-30

4/18/2019 Maundy Thursday Sermon on Luke 22:7-30 “At the Table… Jesus flips the script” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Easter Sunday “At the Empty Tomb…You Belong Here”

4/21/2019 Easter Sunday Sermon on John 20:1-29 “At the Empty Tomb… You Belong Here” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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A few thoughts on this Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. It is a day for us to pause and consider Jesus and his cross. While there is much to see and contemplate here, this Good Friday as I look upon the cross – I see these … Continue reading

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“Palm Sunday: The Beginning at the End” Luke 19:28-44

4/14/2019 Palm / Passion Sunday Luke 19:28-44 “Palm Sunday: the beginning at the end” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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A funeral sermon for George Bailey “Looking for Blue Guy” Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to (Jesus) in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “No hosannas. No palms. But praises abound.” Luke 19:28-44, Palm/Passion Sunday, Year C

“As (Jesus) rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.” (Luke 19:36) The Palm Sunday story is familiar and important. All four gospels tell it. Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey. People bring their palm branches and lay … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “The ongoing conflict between scarcity and abundance” John 12:-18 Lent 5C

“You always have the poor with you, you do not always have me.” (John 12:8) There is inherent conflict in this passage. The most obvious is between Judas and Mary. Judas believes the extravagance of Mary’s perfume is a waste … Continue reading

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