Easter 5C sermon 2016 Psalm 148; Revelation 21 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Last Sunday evening, as you all probably know, I was at an interfaith blessing of the waters. There were these parts in the service where participants poured pitchers of […]
Easter 4C sermon 2016 Good Shepherd Sunday John 10:22-30 When I was thirteen years old and about to get confirmed, I called a special meeting with my pastor. “I don’t know if I can do it,” I said. “I don’t know if I can commit to believing that Jesus is God’s Son for the rest […]
Easter 3C sermon 2016 John 21:1-19 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Pulpit pop quiz, my friends! Who can remind us all what last week’s gospel story was? [Doubting Thomas.] Yes indeed! Doubting Thomas. Now, if you will recall, Jesus gets a lot […]
Easter 2C sermon 2016 Doubting Thomas Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Christ. Amen. How are you all doing? I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a large part of this week recovering. I love Holy Week, and man, do I love Easter, but if you commit to […]
Easter Sermon John 20:1-18 Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! … Well, what else do you want to know? Usually sermons build toward something. It takes a few minutes until we arrive at the “ah-ha!” moment together. But not today. Today, the good news is just out there, dancing in the middle […]
A sermon that flowed out from the moment when I realized that introducing footwashing to my congregation might have been a huge mistake.
I had gotten so used to having my religious vocation be the first thing people noticed about me. I had gotten so used to being seen as a pastor first and a woman second.