Lent 3

The simple but powerful descending line in the opening of Bach’s Cello Suite #3 invites us into a journey of driving, flowing passages. The key of C major provides maximum resonance as the open strings are used freely to ground and harmonize with the constantly moving...
Almond Joy!

Almond Joy!

Almond Joy! Story Lectionary 31 March 2019 The Fourth Sunday in Jesus’ Lenten Journey The Priest of Melchizedek, King of Salem (Genesis 14:14-18) The Priestly Garments of Holiness (Exodus 28) The Ordination of Aaron (Leviticus 8) Aaron’s Priestly Blessing (Numbers...

Musical Instruments –Preaching Tip for 31 March 2019

How can you use musical instruments in your sermon? This week, Len Sweet gives an example in his sermon about a violin and freedom. By having someone exhibit a violin, play it…..or use the strings loose and attached, you can bring the sermon to life. You can also use...

Pastor’s Prayer for 31 March 2019

Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from...
Freedom “For”

Freedom “For”

Freedom “For” Lectionary 31 March 2019 UMCOR Sunday 4th Sunday in Lent Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Text to Life Human beings thirst for freedom. Human beings thrive under freedom. Human beings mess up freedom. Human beings throw...