Fruits and Nuts

June 30, 2013
Galatians 5:1, 13-25

It has been almost six months since we have been back in the building. (Almost everything is done now; we are just waiting for the real exterior doors on the […]

Harmony and Discord

June 23, 2013
Matthew 18:15-20; II Corinthians 5:17-21

Mim – We are delighted to worship with you this morning. We want you to know how much we appreciate each opportunity to worship with you. Among the many churches […]

Wisdom (and Mystery) of Trinity

May 26, 2013
Psalm 8; Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16: 12-15

What a coincidence that on this three day weekend the liturgical calendar gives us Trinity Sunday. This is a Sunday when we as Christians get to ponder one of the […]

It is the Time for Peace with Justice in Colombia

April 28, 2013
Psalm 34:1-14

Let’s start with an important theological question: How many of you enjoy eating avocados, guacamole, or just plain avocado? Raise your hand please! By noticing how fast the avocado salads […]

Hearing Voices

April 21, 2013
Psalm 23, John 10: 22-30, Revelation 7: 9-17

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. Sometimes the lectionary, the prescribed readings for the day picked out years and years ago, are just what we need. After this week of intended […]

Unity is non-negotiable

April 14, 2013

Introduction Good morning. It’s a pleasure for me to be with you this morning. I have heard about the good things happening here at Hyattsville, and have read several news […]

Peace Be With You

April 07, 2013
John 20: 19-31

Easter Sunday has a reputation among pastors. For those who care about numbers, Easter Sunday has the highest attendance all year. This Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, has a […]

Rising to Life

March 31, 2013
Luke 23:55- 24:12, Psalm 118

Christ is risen. (Christ is risen indeed.)  Alleluia. Last week I perked up when I heard Garrison Keillor say (in a rebroadcast of Prairie Home Companion) that the preachers in […]

Should We Do Anything About A Murder?

March 17, 2013
Deuteronomy 21: 1-9; Mark 12:28-31

I imagine something like the following conversation took place after a body was found in the wilderness in ancient Israel. “There’s been a murder. Did you hear?” “Oh, No. Who […]

See everything has become new

March 10, 2013
Psalm 32; II Corinthians 5:16-21

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts, be acceptable worship in your sight, oh God, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 32 32:1 […]