24th Sunday after Pentecost November 8, 2015 Mark 12: 38-44 How many of you have heard this story before? It’s kind of an old saw to those of us who grew up in church. It was often preached or taught when people talked about giving to church. This widow was lifted up as an […]
Study Materials What a Gospel is (and isn’t) The four Gospels, which are the first four books of the New Testament, provide accounts of the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus. ‘Gospel’ means good news, and the story of Jesus life, death and resurrection are good news for us who need to know […]
Falling in Love All Over Again
3rd Sunday after Epiphany January 22, 2012 Mark 1:14-20 My sister called the other day to tell me that she’s getting married. It’s been 12 years since my brother-in-law died, and she was sure she was not interested in ever dating or marrying again. She will be 80 this year, and he’s 85. They are […]
The Dance of the Liturgy: Jesus Speaks Among Us
The Gospel reading is at the center of our worship as it is Jesus, God’s Word, among us. We rise, we greet his words with singing, we pause to hear his words interpreted by the preacher. We hear God’s word as Law which convicts us, and Gospel which assures us of God’s forgiveness and love.