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...

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 5:15-20 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you...

Letter to the Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with...

Gospel of John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you,...

Gospel of Mark 6:30-34, 55-56 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place...