Altered by “The Other”

March 10, 2024
Acts 10

Today we get another strange and amazing story from the Acts of the Apostles. This vision that Simon Peter has is so important that the whole story gets repeated several […]

Altered by the Story

February 25, 2024
Acts 9:1-22

Stories are powerful tools. They are outlets for expression, communication, revelation, and education. Stories offer us insights into the content of the story itself, and also, if we pay attention, […]

Altered by the Spirit

February 18, 2024
Acts 2:1-16, 38-47

This year during Lent, as Mary Jo said, instead of the traditional lectionary that gives us stories from the life of Jesus, we will be looking at the book of […]

After Transfiguration

February 11, 2024
II Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9: 2-9

Wow, those Elijah stories are exciting, (especially when Becca tells them.) Elijah commands the water and the wind and fire. Remember the time that Elijah called for a contest to […]

Hearing the Call

January 14, 2024
1 Samuel 3:1-20; John 1:43-51

Two stories, from our faith tradition, where people are “called.” – Samuel hears a mysterious voice in the night. – The disciples see a man, Jesus. These are two different […]

Present with Mary and Elizabeth

December 24, 2023
Luke 1: 26-55

The magnificat – Our new Mennonite songbook, Voices Together, has at least five versions and several other hymns that reference Mary’s song. The magnificat is so central, so essential, to […]

Being Present with Peace

December 10, 2023
Mark 1:1-8; Genesis 1:1

The Gospel of Mark, like the Gospel of John, does not offer us an account of Jesus’ birth. Instead, it jumps right into the heart of the matter: Good News. […]

Present to Hope – Advent 1

December 03, 2023
Mark 13: 24-37

How lucky am I, to get to preach on Jesus’ apocalyptic sayings two weeks in a row! Last week we read Matthew 25 which is Matthew’s version of what Jesus […]

Longing for Reign: Reign of Christ Sunday

November 26, 2023
Matthew 25: 31-46; Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24

A far right politician was elected president in Argentina last week. A “hard” right politician elected in Netherlands. Christian Nationalism is growing in this country. There is unthinkable violence in […]

Giving Thanks

November 19, 2023
Luke 22:14-20; Psalm 95:1-7

Have you noticed the way themes have the capacity to bubble to the surface of our attention at different times? In certain seasons, if you pay attention, it may seem […]