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...

Stardust

I had the good fortune to attend the New England Association for United Church Educators conference on Tuesday night, Weds and Thursday morning of this past week. The theme of the conference this year was “Be who God meant you to be…” As we have been figuring out here...

Good Shepherd

What does it mean to be a Good Shepherd? Clearly, in the text from the gospel of John, Jesus is saying he is the Good Shepherd, but then in the psalm we read together, God is the shepherd and often Pastors are referred to as shepherds of their flock. As brothers and...