One of the least favorite things I enjoy is shopping for cereal. The cereal aisle in most grocery stores seems endless. Boxes of cereal are stacked from just above ground level to towering 10 feet in the air. And, while my taste buds are tempted by the variety, suspicion of genetically modified foods, bleached flour, b…

https://youtu.be/ihhvm6eLWZI St. Paul’s VBS will be making a special music video of this song in July! It will be up on the website August 1.

John 10:1-10 10“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.  2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.  3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and lea…

Easter3A 2017 Luke 24:13-35 13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,  14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them,  16 but their eyes we…

Easter 2A 2017 Sermon John 20:19-31 from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 19  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  20  After he said this…

Calling all peace-makers and fun havers!! This week is for you! For children PK through 6th grade, VBS will be offered every afternoon, July 10 – 14, from 1 – 4pm! Scripture stories, dance, crafts, movie-making and special guests will explore the theme – Make me a channel of your peace (the prayer of St. Francis)! Grad…

Easter Sunday Sermon – April 16, 2017 Gospel of John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They ha…

Easter Vigil Sermon from Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His a…

Suffering is part of our shared reality. Humans, animals, plants and our environment are all vulnerable to suffering. Suffering can be intentional or unintentional. It can result organically, or the consequence of human error or be imposed by choice – as is the case this Palm Sunday morning when two Egyptian Coptic chu…

In the movie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch says, “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” We see this played out in the vision of Ezekiel and our story from John. Margaret Odell reminds us that “from the time Ezekiel first began to speak in 592 BCE, the (Hebrew) people’s long history of rebellion against God and now als…

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