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Sermons from May 2021

Being in Awe as God’s Kingdom Builders

This Sunday has many titles:  It is Children’s Home Sunday, which is the focus of our special offering.  It is Memorial Day Sunday, which we honored at the beginning of our gathering today.  And finally, it is also Trinity Sunday, which always follows Pentecost Sunday, which focused on the coming of the Holy Spirit to…

Live by the Spirit

Today we celebrate the coming of God’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit. The Day of Pentecost is the day that the Holy Spirit of God (the breath and the power of God which created the earth) comes into the world to teach, guide, and comfort. The wind, the breath of God which came to that upper…

How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?

Several years ago, there was a TV commercial that advertised those biscuits that come in a can. I don’t remember the brand – could have been Betty Crocker; could have been Pillsbury – but I do remember the commercial. It went like this: First, you see a young woman sitting at a table, and hear…

We Believe , Love, Share.

When I think of Jesus as the Vine and God as the Vine Dresser, I think of the branches being both churches as well as individuals.  In January 1969, I was a junior in high school and president of the new UMYF (United Methodist Fellowship).  Three church bodies, the Methodist Church (mainly white and/or from…