It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See

Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Sunday, December 12, 2010   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Steve Martin, the noted actor, comedian, and writer, is a funny guy.Find videos of his performances on YouTube, and you’ll be laughing for hours,    often atContinue reading “It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See”

The Question of When, and The Parable of the Piñata

First Sunday of AdventIsaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44Sunday, November 28, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. “But about that day and hour no one knows,” Jesus says,    “neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”What day, whatContinue reading “The Question of When, and The Parable of the Piñata”

A Holy Ruckus (Advent 4, Year C)

4th Sunday of AdventLuke 1:39-55 (Psalmody and Gospel Text)Sunday, December 20, 2009Day after 17" snowfall in DC area – 7th largest recorded storm of all time Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.  Amen. John the Baptist gets all the credit for being theContinue reading “A Holy Ruckus (Advent 4, Year C)”

A Straight Path in our Spiritual Garage (Advent 2, Year C)

Second Sunday of AdventLuke 3:1-6Sunday, December 6, 2009Service of Advent Lessons and Carols Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come.  Amen. In just one year, my family has managed to clutter up the garage of the parsonage.You see, there is no way that we'd everContinue reading “A Straight Path in our Spiritual Garage (Advent 2, Year C)”

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary (Advent 4, Year B)

Advent 4, Year BDecember 21, 2008Luke 1:26-38 First sermon preached as an ordained Lutheran pastor, and as Associate Pastor of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington, VA. Grace, Mercy, and Peace be to you from God the Blessed Trinity.  Amen. It wasn’t quite what I had expected,     not really like what I had envisionedContinue reading “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary (Advent 4, Year B)”