Sermon Luke 13:31-35; 2nd Sunday in Lent -March 17th, 2019

          In today’s gospel lesson, Jesus is a short distance away from Jerusalem. He is on his way to suffering and death. Now Jesus is, mildly said, a controversial figure, revered by some, loathed and even feared by others. There are those who see Jesus and his teachings of the kingdom […]

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Sermon Matthew 2:1-12; Epiphany – January 6th, 2019

There is one word I just learned about a couple of days ago, and I decided that this will be my motto for 2019: coddiwomple. And I kid you not, this word actually exists. Has anyone here ever coddiwompled? I have. And I have a hunch, you have too. But what does ‘coddiwomple’ mean? ‘Coddiwomple’ […]

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Sermon Luke 2: 8-20; Christmas Day – December 25th, 2018

  The first congregation I served as a pastor was a small Lutheran church down in San Jose. Right around the corner from my congregation was one of those mega churches, a church that probably drew hundreds of worshipers on any given Sunday. Everything about this church was BIG. I remember driving by this big […]

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