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Level Places

“Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people.” So begins the Gospel reading from Luke that we hear today. When you open your Bible to this section in Luke chapter 6, the section usually has a title called…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Epiphany 4 Traditional Sermon

Have you ever been so angry at someone you wanted to hurl them off a cliff? Unfortunately, Jesus did! Two weeks ago, I lead our annual women’s retreat at Camp Kirchenwald – the theme was Holy Imagination.  One of the activities was taking a look at Jewish writings known as Midrash – an ancient commentary…

The Back Story on Cana

Wedding receptions can be interesting events.  The mixture of excitement … lots of young people … laughter and joy … all fueled by gallons of booze … can create all kinds of unusual experiences.  At my first call right out of seminary I had three weddings during my three year ministry at St. John’s.  What…

Magic or Miracle?

New Day Sermon Epiphany 2 Ritual cleansing prepared an individual to participate in something sacred (like worship or a wedding ceremony). Purity’s goal was to open a vertical channel to God, the source of everything sacred. Jesus’ miracle of water to wine created a link between religious practice and the sacredness of horizontal relationships.

Jesus … the Movie

Baptism of our Lord Sunday is about identity … Jesus’ identity as Son of God … and our identity as children of God. Baptism is at the heart of both these identities. In Jesus’ day, that identity was shaped through sermons spoken from hillsides and sermons preached from boats. If Jesus’ came to our world…

Fingerprints

Traditional Sermon Baptism Of Our Lord Last weekend the Teichmann family took down the Christmas tree. I do so enjoy going out and finding a tree as a family, decorating it and enjoying it. And at the end of the season I do so love taking it down! One of my favorite parts of decorating…