Sing, Sing Out Loud!

This morning, I had a whole sermon prepared about music and singing to further honor our musical folks and the importance of music in our lives, but then this week happened and my heart has been breaking into little pieces with each news story I see. And I thought,...

Connect the Dots

Phew! Well, talk about “heavy hitter” scriptures! First, we hear from Isaiah about his vision that called him to be a prophet. Next, we hear a passage from the gospel according to John that contains probably one of the most quoted/well-known verses in all of the...

The Spirit Speaks

Aside from the Christmas story and the Passion narrative of Easter, the scripture Mandy and I read from the Acts of the Apostles is probably one of the most well-known pieces of scripture that we have.  This story tells of the Holy Spirit descending upon a gathering...

Let Us Pray/Mother’s Day

The scripture we have this morning focuses on a prayer Jesus is offering on behalf of the disciples.  This prayer is different than the Lord’s Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. This is not a prayer that he is teaching to the disciples or even a prayer...