23 June 2024    Pentecost 5   Mark 4:35-41

23 June 2024 Pentecost 5 Mark 4:35-41

After days of healing, and now a long day of teaching by the seaside, Jesus and his friends sail off, leaving the crowd behind. Jesus is beat. He goes to sleep while the accomplished fishermen sail the boat. There is a storm. They wake him up. He stills the wind and...
16 June 2024    Pentecost 4     1 Samuel 16: 1-13

16 June 2024 Pentecost 4 1 Samuel 16: 1-13

Grief comes in many forms: grief at the death of a loved one or respected leader; grief as we watch illness rob someone of precious abilities; grief as we discover that we will never reach a cherished personal goal or grief when someone for whom we had high hopes...
2 June 2024      Pentecost 2      Mark 2:23 – 3:6

2 June 2024 Pentecost 2 Mark 2:23 – 3:6

Writing about his experiences, Paul proclaimed in the reading from Second Corinthians, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the...

I wonder if you’ve ever thought about how strange it is that we can’t see God. We believe in God. We come to church to worship God. But sometimes it seems like loving God would be so much easier if we lived back in Jesus’ time. As Christians we believe that Jesus is...
19 May 2024  Pentecost     Acts 2:1-21

19 May 2024 Pentecost Acts 2:1-21

It was fifty days since Jesus had risen from the dead on Easter morning and fifty days after the Jewish celebration of Passover. For the Jewish people, this was another big holiday, called Pentecost. People had come to Jerusalem from many different countries to...