Proper 27 Year B, November 11, 2018, Morning Prayer, Rev. Otto S. Anderson, Deacon 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44† In my last assignment before retiring from the Air Force, I made multiple trips out west, to Las Vegas, supporting military exercises and other customers. Most of the time I...

All Saints and All Souls Sunday 2018 B November 4, 2018 Gospel of John 11:32-44 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly...

Sermon Sunday, October 28, 2018 Proper 25B Gospel of Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.  47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son...

Sermon October 21, 2018 Proper 24B The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Mark 10:35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?”  37 And they said to him, “Grant...

Proper 23 Year B, October 14, 2018, Rev. Otto S. Anderson, Deacon Amos 5:6-7,10-15, Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16, Mark 10:17-31 † Wealth and possessions…do we own them, or do they own us? Yesterday, I felt owned by my house, especially, the hot water heating system. Temperatures in the house hovered at 60 on...

Sermon October 7 Pente 22B 2018 The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Mark 10:2-16 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?”  4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce...

Sermon: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 Proper 21B The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Mark 9:38-50 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”  39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Sermon Pente 20B 2018 The Rev. John M. Atkins Mark 9:30-37 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;  31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three...

September 16, 2018 Proper 19B Isaiah 50:4-9 4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.  5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.  6...

Ephesians 6:10-20 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.  11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12 For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic...