The Cross: God’s Work, Our Hands

Lectionary 23 Prayer of the Day O Lord God, enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy. Without your help, we mortals will fail; remove far from us everything that is harmful, and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation, through Jesus Christ,...

Being Prepared for the Crosses of Life

Lectionary 22 A Prayer of the Day O God, we thank you for your Son, who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world. Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow your commands, through Jesus Christ, our Savior...

Walking in Faith – sermon with two plays

Lectionary 19 Prayer of the Day O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord....

Send the Crowds Here

Lectionary 18 A Prayer of the Day Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your...

Unobstructed Peace

Lectionary 17 Prayer of the Day Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior...

Our Holy Indebtedness

Lectionary 16 Introduction It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and...

Come, to What Will Be

Lectionary 14 Prayer of the Day You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus...

Labels that Stick

Lectionary 12 - A Third Sunday after Pentecost/Pride Sunday Prayer of the Day Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for...

Green: The Color of Mission

Lectionary 11 Introduction Moses tells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people. Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God’s compassion with our needy...

Witness of a Mystery

The Holy Trinity Baptism of John Dustin Prayer of the Day God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all...

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