Sermon – April 1st, 2018

Sermon for Easter Sunday – April 1st, 2018 Mark 16:1-8 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t usually think of Easter as a terrifying holiday, but perhaps you noticed that in Mark’s gospel, the resurrection of...

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Sermon – March 25th, 2018

Sermon for the Sunday of the Passion – March 25th, 2018 Mark 15:1-47 What does it all mean, this Passion of our Lord Jesus? What does it all mean: the crown of thorns, the cry of despair, the last breath? To understand what our Lord Jesus has done for us we need to go...

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Sermon – March 18th, 2018

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent – March 18, 2018 John 12:20-33 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. When my boys were really little we went on a long road trip to Arizona to see their grandmas, both of whom were...

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Sermon – March 11th, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 11th, 2018 Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. When I was growing up, there was a phrase my sister and I used whenever we were...

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Sermon – March 4th, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent – March 4, 2018 John 2:13-22 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Much of the time the picture on the screen during the sermon comes from our denominational publisher, which provides...

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Sermon – February 25th, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent – February 25th, 2018 Mark 8:31-38 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. One of the many devastating stories coming out of the school shooting in Florida last week was that there was an...

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Sermon – February 11th, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday – February 11, 2018 Mark 9:2-9 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I love living on Whidbey Island. I feel very blessed to call this place home. But even those of us who love this place...

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Sermon – February 4th, 2018

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – February 4th, 2018 Mark 1:29-39 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. It was a small gesture, but it made all the difference in the world. I was in the chair being prepared for...

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Sermon – January 21st, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 21, 2018 Mark 1:14-20 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. What words would you need to hear to make you drop everything that instant and respond? If some of us were to...

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Sermon – January 7th, 2018 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Baptism of our Lord Sunday – January 7th, 2018 Mark 1:4-11  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus came up out of the waters of baptism, some amazing and wonderful things happened. The heavens were...

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