Sermons from July 2015

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Are You Hungry

The lesson for this Sunday follows the popular miracle reading of the feeding of the 5000.  It is the first of several Sundays focusing on Jesus as the “Bread of Life.”  In the story, the people are seeking Jesus.  When they find him, Jesus seems to know that they aren’t looking for Him, but for […]

You Satisfy Desire

Many of us have heard stories, or have had experiences of amazing things God has done: stories of miraculous healing, stories of answered prayer, stories of God protection and provision.  AND many of us have also have heard stories or had experiences of unanswered prayer: times when God seems absent or silent, times when healing […]

Come Away and Rest

ABC News in a May 1st online news article indicated,  Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world. More than the English, more than the French, way more than the Germans or Norwegians. Even, recently, more than the Japanese. And Americans take less vacation, work longer days, and retire later, too. America is one […]

There’s More to the Story

The Gospel lesson for this week is the tragic and gruesome story of the beheading of John the Baptizer.  My first reaction after reading the story again was, “How do I make this family friendly?!”  Someone reminded me that even as a child, as terrible as these stories are, these are the stories that are […]

Strength in Weakness

My first summer at Our Saviour’s, we were doing Summer Stretch—a program for middle school students to do service and a fun activity. One week’s activity was tubing on the Cannon River. We had about 20-30 students, adults, and myself and Michelle who was the youth minister at SEAS at the time. She and I […]