Message Manuscript for “Free to Produce” Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, June 30, 2019 We had a great vacation but it’s always good to come home, especially when the weather is better here than in some of the places we visited.  The day we came home, temperatures rose to 114 degrees Fahrenheit in […]

This Sunday, July 7, our church is having an Agape Meal, the first of what may become a regular event for the first Sunday of each month.  Our tradition has been to have Communion on the first Sunday of each month, which we will continue this Sunday but with the addition of the meal and […]

*In response to the picture of a Salvadoran father and his daughter washed up on the Rio Grande Longing for freedom Just on the other side Oppression and hopelessness How deep can the water be A touch to St Christopher Thoughts for her, what she can be Child to carry Stay and die Swim and […]

I was preparing for a weekly chapel service this week from this Sunday’s gospel text–Luke 8:26-39. As I was pulling up the text on my phone, I saw this video clip connected to the text.  I watched it and was surprised at how Jesus was not the typical pasty white Jesus in most of the […]

Message Manuscript for “Getting the Guide”    John 16:12-15Delivered to Church for the HighlandsTrinity Sunday, June 16, 2019 I was in an antique store recently and saw a bin full of maps for sale. I thumbed through them and reminisced about the paper maps that occupied my dad’s glove box in his truck, each folded […]

Experiencing Pentecost in our world today

Message Manuscript for “Coal in Your Stocking?”    Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017 [Audio of this sermon is here] Have you ever been told that all you would get for Christmas is coal in your stocking?  Better yet, have you ever actually gotten coal in […]