Sep16MonA sermon for September 22 (Lectionary 24C) September 16, 2019
God thinks we are all so precious
that it’s worth throwing a heavenly party for.
Jun17MonA sermon for Holy Trinity Sunday and World Refugee Sunday June 17, 2019 Pastor Sebastian
In some ways the mind-boggling theology of the Trinity,
is as beyond human comprehension
as the violence and destruction that causes people to flee and seek refuge in foreign countries.
May28TueA sermon for Confirmation Sunday 2019 May 28, 2019
And today, you get to speak for yourselves:
to affirm your baptismal vows in front of the congregation;
that you want to be active Christians, participating in the life of the church, serving, and helping, and sharing your faith with others in word and deed.
Apr23TueMaundy Thursday 2019 April 23, 2019
We’re not getting out the soap,
We’re not going to use a brush and we won’t make a big fuss about cleaning between your toes!
Apr1MonLent 4 C Luke 15 April 1, 2019 Pastor Sebastian
...just like with the leaky, cracked buckets of our hearts,
dipped into the immense ocean of God’s love:
God’s grace embraces from beneath, above, all around.
“At the time of the Sending, we are no longer the same individuals who earlier crossed the threshold of the worship space.
We are now a community who has encountered the living Christ in this place, and has been empowered for ministry through the sending."
But Martin Luther was clear in his criticism:
that the Meal is God’s gift to the people and not a sacrifice for the people.
The idea is that each Sunday, we take one of the four parts of worship,
and reflect on each individual element in that section.
Today is the first service of a 4-part series entitled “Learning about Liturgy”.
The idea is that each Sunday, we take one of the four parts of worship, and take time to reflect on each element, before and after;
what it means, the history and traditions,
kind of like taking apart a car and putting it back together again.
Jan9WedAn Epiphany of our Lord Sermon on Matthew 2 January 9, 2019 Pastor Sebastian
The nature of the gift gives us much information about the giver.
What’s in the present tells us about who gave the present.
God’s gift of Jesus tells us about who God is.