Sermons from April 2018

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While in their Joy


This passage from Luke 24 is a continuation of of Easter morning according to the Gospel of Luke.  Early that morning, the women went to the tomb and received the message that Jesus had risen.  The disciples dismissed their words as “idle gossip”. Later that day, a stranger appears to Cleopas and the unnamed disciple, […]

Road to Emmaus


The Road to Emmaus story begins in grief on the day of resurrection – with Cleopas and an unnamed disciple walking away from Jerusalem toward Emmaus.  They aren’t part of what we know as the inner circle, and yet, their world has was impacted by the events of conflict, violence,  death.  They were lost. They […]

Easter Sunrise Service


The story begins in the dark.  While it was still dark. Many of us are afraid of being in the dark… There is literally afraid, and there is also the spiritual understanding of the dark night of the soul.  I think most of us are afraid of that. But the dark can offer amazing gifts.  […]

Easter 2018


Easter Sunday in the Year of our Lord in 2018 lands on an auspicious April Fool’s Day preceded by last night’s Paschal Moon – the first full moon after the spring equinox that tells us when to celebrate Easter. Last night’s Paschal moon miraculously also happened to be the 2nd Blue Moon of 2018. It […]