Masks Off!

Masks Off!

Masks Off! Story Lectionary 6 November 2016 Jacob and Esau are Restored in God’s Presence and Jacob Builds a Sukkah (Genesis 33) Moses Encounters the “I Am Who I Am” in the Burning Bush (Exodus 3) The Feast of Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 16)                 God’s Mission...

Reformation

Bach’s liturgical compositions comprise the vast majority of his output, as the relentless pace of weekly worship required an equally relentless development of musical resources. Bach was a Lutheran—the state church was his employer and the beneficiary of his...
Undeserved

Undeserved

Undeserved Lectionary 6 November 2016 25th Sunday After Pentecost Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 Text to Life “Missed that class!” We all have, haven’t we? There’s always been a class or memo that we have missed,...

Embrace the Mystery –Preaching Tip for 6 November 2016

This Halloween season, we see more than ever our culture’s fascination with ghosts and the mystery of the unseen.  Oddly, this fascination and belief in the super-natural doesn’t seem to pass over into the realm of the HOLY Spirit! Yet, the scriptures are...

Pastor’s Prayer for 6 November 2016

Lord, tonight, We will face all that most concerns us: our fears, the shadowed places of the mind; the coming of winter darkness; the cold thin place between waking and sleep. We call to mind the powerless, the lonely, those who most fear the knock at the door; all...