4th Sunday of EasterApril 17, 2016John 10:22-30Peder Stenslie
I have been anxiously awaiting the return of the swallows. Those amazing flyers who catch all their food while in flight, darting, swooping, skimming, gliding… through the air. They are an amazing sight to behold. I saw the summer’s first Tree Swallow on Wednesday checking out the nest boxes in my yard. It was good to see my iridescent blue friends again.
Later this summer, if you should take a boat out on the... more»
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2016, Year C
Joshua 5.9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Cor. 5.16-21; Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32
Pastor Renee Splichal Larson
Grace and peace to you from the One who keeps welcoming us back, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
It’s all about prospective … how we hear, interpret, and receive a story. For so many, our Gospel reading reveals how God really is, a story that is at the heart of the Christian faith.
There is a man by the name of Kenneth Bailey, who has written a book... more»
3rd Sunday in Lent
February 27, 2016
Even when a person is lucky enough to live in a land of plenty like the United States, which enjoys a peaceful and ordered society, good education and health care systems, clean water, the rule of law, and so on. Even for Americans… if you’ve lived awhile you come to know that life isn’t fair… terrible things happen to people who don’t deserve it.
Terrible accidents, acts of nature, sickness and... more»
Second Sunday in Lent
February 21, 2016
Last weekend I was at my lake cabin. One of my projects there was building a Wood Duck house as Bill had actually encouraged me to do some weeks ago. As I was assembling this house, I was imagining the Wood Duck hen entering the house and making her nest, incubating her eggs and caring for her young.
And I couldn’t help but think of today’s Gospel lesson. It speaks of the love and care that a mother bird... more»