Constant Calder

May 01, 2022
Psalms 46: 1-10; 1 Kings 19:9-13

You may or may not know that I am a fan of the artist Alexander Calder. Calder is best known for his large scale sculptures and mobiles that have bright […]

On the Road: Hyattsville Mennonite Church 70th Anniversary

April 24, 2022
Luke 24:13-32

It was the fall of 1951… Nelson Brunk’s wife, Ruth, still remembers how the announcement of the new slate of church officials was delayed that Sunday morning, while Pastor Shenk […]

Full to the Brim

April 17, 2022
Luke 24:1-12

Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia. I must confess I have found it a bit jarring to think about jumping into alleluias this year after the lenten […]

When I survey…

April 10, 2022
Luke 23:13-27

The cross – how to get rid of it, how to live with it, how to make peace with it We are entering a complex week. We call it Holy […]


March 27, 2022
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; Psalm 32

This story is so true, has such resonance, that it keeps being told and retold in song (The Rolling Stones and Ry Cooder,) in art and in movies. Then there […]

Of Good Courage

March 13, 2022
Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35

I want to begin by inviting you to think about a space or place, or several if you have them, that are sacred to you. And by that I mean […]

Famished and Full

March 06, 2022
Luke 4:1-13; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Way back in June of 2021, I participated in the Fast for Freedom that was sponsored by Congregation Action Network and Faith in Action. It was a communal effort with […]


February 27, 2022
Exodus 34: 29-35, Luke 9: 28-36

Today is the last Sunday before Lent starts. Let’s enjoy the Alleluias from these mountain tops. We just heard the paraphrased story of Moses on the mountain. We sang the […]

Friends with God

February 13, 2022
Isaiah 41:5-10; Luke 11:1-10

Hello Friends, It’s good to be together today. Here in-person and connected with those who are participating via Zoom. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this week. Pondering what […]

Hosting the Host

February 06, 2022
Luke 19:1-10

The story of Zacchaeus is probably quite familiar to many of us. Maybe you even sang a song about him when you were a child in Sunday school.  Zacchaeus is […]