From the Mountain: Blessings

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12 We bless all sorts of things… but what are we really asking for? Jesus begins his “Sermon on the Mount” by teaching about blessings, and we are invited to find in our own hungers the gifts of God’s fullness. Download text here: 2020-02-02

Easy Decisions and Hard Preaching

Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23 Jesus begins his ministry calling disciples, who drop what they’re doing and run to his side. We might recognize the excitement of their calling, and also the challenges and difficulties that they don’t see coming, but are so often a part of our deepest and most meaningful callings. Download text here: 2020-01-26  

Fulfilling Righteousness

Scriptures: Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13-17 We hear the story of Jesus being baptized,  and see how it launches his life and ministry… what’s our part to play in this story? How does this practice of baptism set us up to be a community of beginners in the face of overwhelming challenges and struggles? Download text here: … Read more

This Tender Life

Scriptures: Matthew 2:13-23, Psalm 148 In the heights of Christmas, we tell a scary story: one that may not have happened just so, but one that also reminds us of how fragile—and how precious—new life can be, especially because it brings change to powers that have been. Download Text here: 2019-12-29

Joy to All (Christmas Eve)

On Christmas Eve, we come together to tell the story of God’s love which has come to dwell in us and all things through Lessons and Carols… but we begin the story—very small—and hope to grow that spark of love.