Archive for February 2005

3 LENT ReadingsThis “really” is one of my favorite readings! I know I often say this, but it is because so many stories in the Bible evoke a response in me. This is the Gospel that I picked for my ordination to the priesthood. It speaks of the call to all of us, regardless of…

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2 LENT ReadingsThis weeks lessons revolve around journeying. In the case of Abraham it is an external journey and for Nicodemus it is an inward journey. Both are seeking blessing. I define the word blessing as a state of being where we feel at one (atone) with the holy. In our last week’s lesson Jesus…

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1 LENTI have not done much with the readings for 1 Lent as we are away from Wyoming and its old cold crusty snow and at Cannon Beach, Oregon with its soft warm springlike rain. It was below zero as we crossed South Pass in the Rocky Mountains. I always think of my great grandmother…

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Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAYThese are notes for a sermon I preached on Ash Wednesday after 9/11 As I was looking at resources for Ash Wednesday I came upon the United Methodist Churchwebsite and saw in bold letters:WARNING – ashes and water do not mix – will cause burning!! And so it does. It makes a mixture that…

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TRANSFIGURATION Readings The subject of the readings this week are an encounter with the holiness of God and how it changes everything for those who see it. Twice per year we have this lesson in the church cycle of readings. It is hard for the preacher to think of anything new to say about it.…

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