Sermons tagged with ‘Pentecost’

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Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 13, 2021

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Do you like weeds (no, not weed, weedssss)? No? Do you like God? I hope. Well, Jesus compares God’s presence in this world with a tenacious weed: Mustard. Now to figure out how God’s presence and weed go together. Enjoy the recording of the worship service that took place June 13, 2021. We are still […]

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 6, 2021

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ’s death and resurrection and knit together in the body of […]

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2020

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For this Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. We see how people respond to the order to wear face masks during this pandemic. We notice how people treat people who are different than them. Racism raises its […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5, 2020

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For this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. We question and wrestle with the demands and commandments of being disciples of Jesus. Simultaneously, Jesus offers us mercy and grace as a […]

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

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For this Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. Jesus points out to his disciples that when people welcome them, they welcome Jesus. We’re reminded that the disciple who gives a cup […]

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 14, 2020

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For this  Second Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus is on the road sharing the good news of the kingdom and healing people. Jesus also sends his disciples out to do likewise, very much like laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too […]

Holy Trinity Sunday – June 7, 2020

For this First Sunday after Pentecost, we remember the ways we experience God as The Holy Trinity. We experience God in many ways and a way describes God’s relationship with us is through the Trinity. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we experience the God of creation made known […]

Day of Pentecost – May 31, 2020

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For this Day of Pentecost, we, the church, proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. So today, we recall the story of the first Pentecost Day, when the Holy Spirit arrived in rushing wind […]

Jesus’ Commitment, Our Commitment

Jesus made a commitment to us. How will we respond? TEXT: Luke 9:51-62. Read it here. Commitment forms the foundation of our relationships with each other. Marriage, employment and other commitments underscore our understanding that we are all in this life together. Through that lens, we read today’s Gospel story of Jesus “setting his face […]