Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21 “Rolling Thunder” Introduction To me last Sunday felt like Pentecost Sunday. The confirmands with their statements of faith; the baptisms; the music with the solos; people joining the church. Surely the Spirit of the Lord was in this place.  That felt more like Pentecost than this weekend with the beginning of what Michael Singer calls in church life … Read More

Confirmation Sunday

John 17:9-16 “Life’s Roller Coasters” Introduction When we were discussing worship on the Confirmation Retreat this past February, some of the confirmands mentioned how they liked the pulpit in this church, its appearance and how it represents God presence through the spoken word. I made a mental note to be sure to do this part of the service today from … Read More

“Chosen”

John 15:9-17, I John 5:1-6 “Chosen” Introduction A Middle School science teacher spent an entire class period lecturing on the properties of magnets. The next day he gave a quiz. The first question said: “My name begins with an “M,” has six letters, and I pick things up. What am I?” Half the students in the class wrote for their … Read More