a sermon based upon Matthew 9:9-13

               While the corona-virus’ mandated “self-quarantine” efforts keep us apart, I get the feeling that we are also “pulling together” as a community. (!)   For one thing, the health crisis has effectively stalled the rancor an...

a sermon based upon Mark 16:1-8

          Last week we heard the Easter story as told in the Gospel of Mark. Because there were longer liturgical elements and multiple songs on Easter Sunday, I reduced the sermon to fit the internet time frame.  This week, I’d like us t...


         The story of Easter, as Mark tells it in the original Gospel, is about as uncooperative a story as anyone could imagine! 

        The women (who have come to anoint Jesus’ body for burial) hear the glorious good news -- that Jesu...

“Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates”  (based on Psalm 24:7, tune: Truro)

  1. Lift up your heads, O mighty gates.  Behold, the King of glory waits! 

The King of Kings is drawing near.The Savior of the world is here.

  1. Fling wide the portals of your heart.  Make i...

a sermon based upon John 12:12-19

         Palm Sunday is the day of the great green parade -- the coronation ceremony (the inauguration) -- of Jesus as Israel’s King! 

        It is amazing to think that Jesus -- a man who, by this time in the s...

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