Sermons for June 2013

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

As a child, I loved the novel Bridge to Terebithia by Katherine Paterson. The main characters, Jess and Leslie, are eleven years old. Jess comes from a poor family. His primary passion is drawing but he’s afraid to claim this gift. Boys are supposed to be interested in sports, not art. So all summer long… Read More

“Shared Morsels

My theme this morning, based on the story of Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath, is about “The Power of Shared Morsels,” with the modest subtitle: “How God Works in the World.” Thank you to Aaron (Lauer), Emily (Bruce), and Carl (Dyar) for their nicely dramatized reading of this scripture. The story comes from the… Read More

It’s to die for!

On a nippy, damp day in the fall, a couple years back, I pedaled my bike with good speed into the curve of a trail. The next thing I knew, my body, still attached to the bike, slammed into the concrete. I figure some wet leaves caused the tires to slip out from under me…. Read More

For Everything A Season

Imagine losing everything: your home; your land; your way of life; the familiarity of your culture; perhaps even family members. In some ways, it doesn’t sound too far off from some of our modern headlines. A father and mother deported for being illegal immigrants while their child stays in America; Or a child who has… Read More