Unscrambling the Inscrutable Riddle of Death and Resurrection

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Job 19:23–27a Psalm 17:1–9 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17 Luke 20:27–38 Prayer of the Day: O God, our eternal redeemer, by the presence of your Spirit you renew and direct our hearts. Keep always in our mind the end of all things and the day of judgment. Inspire us for a holy life … Continue reading Unscrambling the Inscrutable Riddle of Death and Resurrection

The God who gives a damn; a poem by Emmy Perez; and the lessons for Sunday, June 24, 2018

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God of creation, eternal majesty, you preside over land and sea, sunshine and storm. By your strength pilot us, by your power preserve us, by your wisdom instruct us, and by your hand protect us, through Jesus … Continue reading The God who gives a damn; a poem by Emmy Perez; and the lessons for Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rethinking beauty; a poem by Carolyn Kizer; and the lessons for Sunday, December 31, 2017

FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Almighty God, you wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and yet more wonderfully restored it. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of the one who came to share our humanity, Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, … Continue reading Rethinking beauty; a poem by Carolyn Kizer; and the lessons for Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday, June 21st

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God of creation, eternal majesty, you preside over land and sea, sunshine and storm. By your strength pilot us, by your power preserve us, by your wisdom instruct us, and by your hand protect us, through … Continue reading Sunday, June 21st

Sunday, December 28th

FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 PRAYER OF THE DAY Almighty God, you wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and yet more wonderfully restored it. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of the one who came to share our humanity, Jesus Christ, your Son, our … Continue reading Sunday, December 28th

Sunday, November 10th

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Job 19:23–27a Psalm 17:1–9 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17 Luke 20:27–38 Prayer of the Day: O God, our eternal redeemer, by the presence of your Spirit you renew and direct our hearts. Keep always in our mind the end of all things and the day of judgment. Inspire us for a holy … Continue reading Sunday, November 10th

Sunday, June 24th

Greetings everyone! These are my thoughts in this Sunday’s Lessons, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. I welcome your comments and thoughts on the texts!  Pastor Olsen Job: 38:1-11 http://www.workingpreacher.org/bible_passage.aspx?reading_id=1280&cmpgn=5244 Last week began with my stepping into a foot of liquid sewerage at the foot of the stairs leading to the basement of the parish house … Continue reading Sunday, June 24th