Tag Archives: Easter

Easter 6A: What if God did send the virus?

The Psalm for Easter 6 A is Psalm 66. It includes this: 10For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; 12you … Continue reading

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Emmaus: The Way of Faith

My wife and I have done herding dog demonstrations with our Border Collies for many years. On those occasions countless people have come up to us, told us that they had some sort of a dog who might have herding … Continue reading

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Psalm 16: “The Lord is Everything to Me”

Psalm 16 is the prayer that Christians have said in the wake of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also a perfect prayer for pandemic times.   This prayer is a meditation taking us deeper and deeper into the … Continue reading

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Easter: To Rise With the Occasion

The Gospel Reading for Easter Day is John 20.1-18 The reading for this day, obviously, is about the empty tomb and the resurrected Lord speaking to Mary Magdalene and enabling her faith to develop.   I feel compelled by circumstances to … Continue reading

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At the Tomb of Lazarus

John 11:1-45 Gospel for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A Several times a day my wife and I scan the New York Times on line. These days, of course, we find that almost every article is more bad news about the … Continue reading

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Triplets Born As First Lambs of 2018

As I write this there is still a dusting of snow on the ground, but spring and new life are heralding the Easter season. The purple finch is singing it’s boisterous song just outside the window. And we are in … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene: The Easter Angel

The Easter Gospel: John 20:1-18 Very often, my wife, Connie, will see me growing cranky looking for something. She says, “What are you looking for?” And no sooner than I name the elusive thing, she finds it. And often it … Continue reading

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Empty Lambing Pen–Empty Tomb

           Saint Matthew’s account of the Empty Tomb contains this angelic message: “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. … Continue reading

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Easter Sunrise Service

            I was compelled. As assistant minister at the 10:30 Easter Eucharist at Salem Lutheran in Sycamore I felt mightily compelled to go against proper protocol and make a personal witness before reading the first and second lessons. Perhaps some … Continue reading

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Easter Dawn and the Pastor Was Tapping Her Feet

An Easter dawn sermon strikes a nerve and has the pastor tapping her feet. What God is doing is way more than we can handle. Continue reading

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