A Service for Peace

Let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. — First Peter 3:11 (NRSV) Dear Friends, The news is so often overwhelming these days, but this last week has been particularly heartbreaking. I’ve just received an email “Call to Action”from...

But When You Do Judge

Luke 6:37-42 (NRSV) Back in July I had a chance to get away for a couple of days to the White Mountains with my daughter Corinne. We both enjoy backpacking, and trips like this have become something of a tradition for us. This time we were gone for two nights, staying...

Imagine That

Mark 10:35-45 (NRSV) I’m sure you have all imagined what you would do with the millions of dollars you are going to win when you hit the powerball numbers. I think most of you would donate a large portion to charities and put some away for children or grandchildren’s...

The Eye of the Needle

Mark 10:17-27 (NRSV) Those of you who were here a couple of weeks ago will remember that I gave a stewardship sermon in which I said that I love talking about money. Low and behold, the lectionary reading for this morning ends up being the story of the Rich Young...

A Feast For All People

Luke 22:14-20 (NRSV) According to a traditional Hebrew story, Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and travel, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited him into his tent. There he washed...