October 6, 2019 A Smidgen of Faith

Good morning. Today I want to talk about two topics raised by this morning’s Gospel reading. The first topic is the question, “How can I find the strength to do all the things God has called on me to do?” And the second question flows from the first, “Can I actually make a difference?” You […]

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Who am I in the story? This is the question that haunted me from the Gospel today. Am I Lazarus, suffering from lack of resources, pained, hungry, humbled by my need to beg, lost, self-conscious. Am I the rich man in the story, ignoring Lazarus at my gate? Feeding my dogs, and enjoying my life […]

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September 15, 2019 Holy Cross Day

Happy Holy Cross day! What does Holy Cross day mean to you? Of what significance is this day? We celebrate this day together as a parish family with a picnic, and remember what it took to take The Church of the Holy Cross from a dream, to this church, this congregation. We celebrate the service […]

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September 8, 2019 Good Grief

The last time I preached, I had lamented that while Denise got the “Fear not little flock” Gospel, I had the father against son, mother against daughter and so on, or the Family Feud Gospel as I referred to it. I joked that I thought Denise did this on purpose. Well, I did the preaching […]

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September 1, 2019 Love is the Way

O God; open our hearts to your word, a word that passes faithfully from the ear to the heart, from the heart to our lives, Amen. “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it. Do not neglect to do good […]

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August 25, 2019 Don’t Wait to Be Asked

Good morning. I’m glad to see everyone here in the congregation this morning. Especially because weather in Washington this week was brutal. It reminds me of the old joke that the motto of the Washington Chamber of Commerce is: “Come for the traffic—you’ll stay for the humidity.” Today’s Gospel reading has been the subject of […]

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August 18, 2019 Fire!

Fire! It is necessary for humans to thrive, and at the same time more frightening than almost any element. Fire is to be respected—not to respect it means you may find yourself burned. In the Gospel, Jesus tells us He has come to bring fire, and He adds that he only wishes that the fire […]

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“Do not be afraid little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” I hope these words taken from our gospel reading this morning bring you peace and comfort. They are an assurance that the very heart of God is centered on God’s love for us and are meant to […]

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July 21, 2019
 Love Languages

All things have been created through, and for God. God is before all things, and in God all things hold together. God, is continually creating, and we, God’s creations are continually in a state of transition, growing, changing, and adapting to our world. Building strong, supportive relationships will help us adapt to change. If we […]

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