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Homily for the First Sunday in Lent

February 18, 2024. Texts: Ezekiel 22:23-31; Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 7:1 – 8:21. To read this passage online click this link to Biblegateway.com To Walk with Jesus They left their fishing boats, Every hook, line, and net. To walk with Jesus.   They didn’t know the way But trusted that Jesus did. Though they had some …

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Homily for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 7, 2024. Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Mark 1:1-45.  Sermon on the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1 To read this passage online click this link to Biblegateway.com As you may know, we follow an ecumenical three year cycle of bible readings. Gospel readings come from Matthew, Mark, or Luke. John’s gospel has no dedicated …

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Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter

April 23, 2023.  Texts: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35.     Last Sunday vandals scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on the façade of the old Temple de Hirsch Sinai on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The timing was intentional. Monday was Holocaust Remembrance day. A similar incident happened seven years ago to the same Temple façade. Usually …

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