Be the Church (a sermon on Mark 1:14-20)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “And I will make you fishers of people.” Imagine for a moment that you are Simon or Andrew or James or John, fishing in the Sea of Galilee, going about your daily work. And imagine that a complete stranger comes up … Continue reading Be the Church (a sermon on Mark 1:14-20)

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Here I Am, Lord

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. “Follow me.” Each of the four gospels tells the story of Jesus calling his disciples. Today, we heard the version in the gospel of John. “Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’” Jesus calls Philip, the first disciple … Continue reading Here I Am, Lord

Magnificat (a sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. Oh, you faithful few—you, who decided to come to church on Christmas Eve morning, even though some of you may be back in the evening for Christmas Eve services—you, who are getting your fourth Advent Sunday even though it’s December 24th—you faithful few get to hear … Continue reading Magnificat (a sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent)