The Death of John the Baptist

The Death of John the Baptist

The Death of John the Baptist Story Lectionary 4 October 2015 The Story of Cain’s Murder of Abel (Genesis 4) David kills Bathsheba’s husband and is confronted by Nathan (2 Samuel 11 and 12) Joseph’s Brothers throw him into a pit for dead and later regret their deed...
The Four Daily Prayers

The Four Daily Prayers

The Four Daily Prayers Lectionary 4 October 2015 19th Sunday After Pentecost World Communion Sunday Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 Text to Life This Sunday a lot is going on. For some it is World Communion Sunday, when the whole world...

Scripture –Preaching Tip for October 4, 2015

Make sure your sermon has scripture in it!  While it’s fine to relate your sermon to everyday life, make sure your sermon is not just a series of “wise” sayings or psychological tips.  Sermons that build upon scripture remind us why we are there...

Pastor’s Prayer — October 4, 2015

A PRAYER FOR HOLINESS   Our Father, we worship and love You; and it is one point of our worship that You are holy. Time was when we loved You for Your mercy; we knew no more; but now You have changed our hearts and made us in love with goodness, purity, justice, true...
Blue Mind

Blue Mind

Blue Mind The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better At What You Do by Wallace Nichols The mantra “In-the-name-of-Science” has fostered many kinds of research over the...