Weekly Sermons (Page 28)

A Seedy Faith

I was in elementary school when the book Where’s Waldo came out. Anyone remember him? I can remember kids in my classes spending hours searching the page to see if they could find that time-traveling aficionado, named Waldo, dressed in red and white stripes. It was hard to pick him out of the crowd. He blended in well with his surroundings, wherever…

A Rich Faith

Well, I ought to tell you right up front. My planting experience is limited. It doesn’t mean people didn’t try. My maternal grandparents were on a farm much of their lives, and when they retired they still had over an acre of garden. When I went spend summers with them, they would patiently teach me. But I wanted each seed and each…

A Rest-Filled Faith

Two Aprils ago, I had possibly one of the craziest weeks thus far of my ministry. Easter was early in 2013, and we had just celebrated the full emotions of Holy Week and the joy of Easter. Like many clergy, I had hoped to take off the Monday following Easter and recuperate after a full and emotional season. However, the timing was…

Beginning Again, Beginning Anew: A Welcoming Faith

We begin today, too. In some ways, we have already begun. I began in December praying for the people of West grove upon hearing the news that Pastor Bk had become a DS. It was such a surprise to hear that we were appointed here in January, but we changed our prayers with joy. We began with warm welcomes and transitioning support…