Sermons

Sermon for August 7

Pentecost 9-C 8/7/22 St. John’s Luke 12:32-40 Most families have some lore – you know what I mean, stories that get told over and over again; and that are even passed down generations. How great, great grandma escaped from slavery, How grandma and grandpa emigrated from Europe or Mexico. How Mom held the family together…

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Sermon for July 31

Pentecost 8-C 7-31-22 St. John’s Luke12:13-21 This parable about the rich farmer today reminds me of some folks in my former parish in rural Wisconsin. We had a lot of farmers in that community they were mostly small family farms that struggled along. But there was one family in the congregation, who had a big…

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Sermon for July 24

In today’s gospel reading, we see Jesus doing something he does a lot in scripture, which is to pray. In the gospels Jesus prays all the time, in private, or when other people are around; he prays to give thanks, he prays for strength in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prays from cross in the…

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Sermon for July 10

Pentecost 5-C 7/9/22 St.John’s Luke 10:25-37 The story goes that a woman was washing her clothes down by the river one day when saw a baby floating by on the water. She jumped in, brought the baby out and up the bank of the river to safety. Then she saw another baby and she went…

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Sermon for July 3

Pent 4-C 7/08/07 Luke 10:1-11; 16-20 The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few, that’s what Jesus tells today in our gospel reading. This another one of Jesus’ farm parables that I talked about last week, and it’s become a proverb that sums up a basic truth for the church. There are so many…

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Sermon for June 26, 2022

Pentecost 3-C 6/26/22 St. John’s Luke 9:51-62 I wanted to plant a garden, and so a friend of mine loaned me a rotor tiller, and it was a big monster. He just dropped it off and I had to learn how to run it, and it was trial and error. The first thing I learned…

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