Monthly Archives: November 2014

Stay awake

Advent 1 – St. Mark 13:24-37 Jesus words at the end of our Gospel text to stay awake are probably very familiar to you, for you have no doubt implored yourself to stay awake on more than one occasion. Stay … Continue reading

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December 2014 article

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas December, 2014 Drive past any number of houses this month, perhaps even your own, and you are going to see more than a few Nativity scenes lit up in the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sermon

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 It is Thanksgiving Eve, so let’s talk about Christmas, shall we? There is a scene in Charles Dickens The Christmas Carol, in which the ghost of Christmas Present brings Ebenezer Scrooge to the house of his dedicated yet … Continue reading

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Shopping is as American as Thanksgiving

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Logic says that the only way you get a chicken is through the egg; but science says that the only way to get an egg is through a chicken. So which came … Continue reading

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Sheep and sheep

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24        Last Sunday of the Church Year Picture if you will, Jesus standing in a field of lush green grass on a bright sun shine-filled day, and laying in His arms, is a sheep. And immediately in your … Continue reading

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Well done.

Pentecost 23 – St. Matthew 25:14-30 No doubt you have seen more than a few advertisements for the coming run up to Christmas, and you likewise have been running through your mind who you need to get gifts for, and … Continue reading

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Open to us

Pentecost 22 – St. Matthew 25:1-13 This parable is to put it kindly: rather bizarre. Why are these virgins so early? Why is the bridegroom so late in coming? What is the significance of the lamps and the oil? Was … Continue reading

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