Sermons on Malachi

Do Expect Peace

Imagine my surprise:   I began my renewal leave in the middle of October by spending eight days in Ontario, Canada in silent retreat.  When I returned, I was surprised to find out major construction was underway just off Guernsey Road, just down from the church. On my short commute, I am now often slowed down and treated to a view of construction…

DO Prevenient Grace

Prepare the way of the Lord!  The prophets declare.  During Advent, we are accustomed to hearing those words.  Getting ready for what is coming next.  Christ, incarnation of love, will be born. During Lent, we listen with earnestness.  Easter is coming.  The liturgical year circles through preparation and feast, fast and celebration.  Our spiritual lives cycle on a larger scale as well. …

Fruitful Growth

This has been a challenging week for our country.  Deep divides were revealed.  Now, some of us had known the deep divides were already there.  Others of us were genuinely flabbergasted by the vastness of our understandings and perhaps misunderstandings.  On Wednesday, a group of folks gathered here at the church for communion after the…