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Advent

Christmas

Epiphany

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Season after Pentecost

Endnotes

Most sermons (staring January 2000) have worship services also posted online.
If the sermon has a manuscript, the link to the worship is on that webpage.
If the sermon is recorded & posted only as an mp3, the worship link is on this page.
I generally stopped using a manuscript (noted as "no ms" below) in 2005. Links will take you to worship material.

Advent

First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2014
"Waiting in hope" (order of worship)
Eat in or Carry out" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Not lacking in any spiritual gift" (no ms)
"Keep Awake"

Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37
Second Sunday of Advent

December 7, 2014
"Under construction"
Stealing Home" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Speak peace" (no ms)

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8
Third Sunday of Advent

December 14, 2014
"Joy for the Journey" (order of worship)
"Careful with the Candles" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A dream of joy" (no ms)

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126 or
Luke 1:47-55
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21, 2014
"A heavenly host around us" (order of worship)
"In the hands of a teenager" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A marginal song" (no ms)

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Luke 1:47-55 or
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

Christmas

Christmas Eve & Day
  Proper I

December 24 & 25, 2014
"Eternal Moments, Global Places"

Proper I:
Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Christmas Eve & Day
  Proper II

December 24 & 25, 2014
"Eternal Moments, Global Places"

Proper II:
Isaiah 62:6-12
Psalm 97
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20
Christmas Eve & Day
  Proper III

December 24 & 25, 2014
"Not just ‘for the birds’"

Proper III:
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
John 1:1-14
First Sunday
  after Christmas

December 28, 2014
"Simeon’s Song"
"Letters from Home"
"Mr. Funnytalk's Story" (mp3) (order of worship)

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40
New Years Day

January 1, 2015

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Psalm 8
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 25:31-46
Second Sunday
  after Christmas

"What’s a ‘pair of ducks’?"
"Chile con Carne"

Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:(1-9), 10-18

Epiphany

Epiphany

January 4, 2015
"Voyagers, not voyeurs"
"Perceiving the Star"
"Elway, Clayton, and Vince"

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
First Sunday after Epiphany

January 11, 2015 

"You know me"  (mp3) (order of worship)
(mp3)  "A brand new day" (worship)
"Making the Connection"

Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11
Second Sunday
  after Epiphany

January 18, 2015
(mp3)  You called?(worship)
"Can anything good come out of Nazareth"
"A Temple of the Holy Spirit"

1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51
Third Sunday
  after Epiphany

January 25, 2015
"Active Rest" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Shifting and gifting" (no ms)
"Goin' Fishin'"

Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Fourth Sunday
  after Epiphany

February 1, 2015
"A Cleansing Silence" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Puffed up or built up"
and an illustration

Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28
Fifth Sunday
  after Epiphany

February 8, 2015
"At the home of Simon and Andrew" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Looking for the Energizer® Bunny" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Both and Neither" (no ms)
"Wide-eyed by starlight"
"That is what I came to do"

Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:29-39
Sixth Sunday
  after Epiphany


Transfiguration Sunday
 
Last Sunday after Epiphany
February 15, 2015
"The Imperishable Wreath" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Touching the Untouchable" (mp3) (order of worship)
"All pleasantries aside" (summary)
2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Mark 1:40-45
Seventh Sunday
  after Epiphany
"Yes upon Yes"
"When you welcome Jesus 
into your home
"
"The one who forgives sin"
Isaiah 43:18-25
Psalm 41
2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Mark 2:1-12
Eighth Sunday
  after Epiphany
  Hosea 2:14-20
Psalm 103:1-13, 22
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Mark 2:13-22
  February 19, 2012
"On paying attention" (mp3) (order of worship)
"But we don’t live there" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Lifting the Veil"
"When the scene shifts"
"Beyond what we can see"
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

Lent

Ash Wednesday

February 18, 2015

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or
Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 51:1-17
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent

February 22, 2015
"Immediately" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Responding with a clear conscience"
"Nailing the gun to the wall"

Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15
Second Sunday in Lent

March 1, 2015
"Lord, I’m frightened, but … Amen" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Hoping against hope"

"By Another Name"

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38 or
Mark 9:2-9
Third Sunday in Lent

March 8, 2015
"Cleansing rod on greed and lies" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Only me"
"Udderly Ridiculous"
"Turning the Tables"

Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22
Fourth Sunday in Lent March 15, 2015
"Crisis Counseling" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Dead as a doornail" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Nic at Night"
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
Fifth Sunday in Lent March 22, 2015
"Written upon the heart" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Beth" (mp3) (order of worship)
"It's all Greek to me"
"Wash Time"
"The Heart of the Matter"
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12 or
Psalm 119:9-16
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33
Liturgy of the Palms
   Sixth Sunday in Lent
March 29, 2015
"Pausing at the Gate"
"Trees for Life"
Mark 11:1-11 or
John 12:12-16
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion
  
Sixth Sunday in Lent
March 29, 2015
"And every knee shall bow" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Humbled and Exalted" (mp3)  (order of worship)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47 or
Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)

Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week

March 30, 2015

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week

                          March 31, 2015

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week

April 1, 2015

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2015

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday April 3, 2015 Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10:16-25 or
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday April 4, 2015 Job 14:1-14 or
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
1 Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66 or
John 19:38-42

Easter

Easter

April 5, 2015
"He is going ahead of you..."
"He appeared also to me" (mp3) (order of worship)
"On this Mountain"
"No Plastic Lillies"
Between "the Troubles I've Seen,"
and the "Glory, Hallelujah
"

Acts 10:34-43 or
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or
Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18 or
Mark 16:1-8
Second Sunday of Easter

April 12, 2015
"So that you may come to believe" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Testifying to the resurrection"
"That our joy may be complete"
"God's Hallmarks for Others"

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter

April 19, 2015
"Eating it up" (mp3) (order of worship)
"What we will be has not yet been revealed" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48
Fourth Sunday of Easter
     

April 26, 2015
"Peter’s boldness" (mp3) (order of worship)
"What’s love got to do with it?"
"The Good Shepherd"
"Hear his voice ... Follow his steps"

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18
Fifth Sunday of Easter
       
May 3, 2015
"Unless someone guides me" (mp3) (order of worship)
"An abiding presence" (no ms)
"The Wisdom of the Vine"
"Safe Roads ... or the Road to Safety"
"Abiding in the Vine"
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
Sixth Sunday of Easter
      Mother's Day
May 10, 2015
Get real" (mp3) (order of worship)
"I have called you friends" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Living as God's friends"
"Do You Believe in Easter"
"Worship as a Patchwork Quilt"
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
Ascension Day May 14, 2015
"Out of sight, but not gone"
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47 or Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday
    of Easter
May 17, 2015
Repair, remake, receive" (mp3) (order of worship)
"I have planted them" (mp3) (order of worship)
"And the lot fell on me"
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19
Day of Pentecost May 24, 2015
"Pour Me"
"When the Spirit of Truth comes" (mp3) (order of worship)
"When bones get dry"
"Praying for the Wind to Blow"
Acts 2:1-21 or
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27 or
Acts 2:1-21
John 15:26-27; 16:4b

Season after Pentecost

During the season of Pentecost two Old Testament options are given for both lesson and Psalm.
The first option gives readings that follow a Sunday-by-Sunday sequence.
The second option provides readings that relate to the New Testament readings.

Trinity Sunday
 
first Sunday after Pentecost

May 31, 2015

"Holy Callings" (mp3) (order of worship)
"The shaking of the foundations" (no ms)
"Dad, can I have the car keys?"

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
Proper 4 (9)

      

1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18   or
Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Psalm 81:1-10
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Mark 2:23 - 3:6
Proper 5 (10)
2nd Sunday after Pentecost

June 7, 2015

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20; (11:14-15)
Psalm 138   or
Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1
Mark 3:20-35
Proper 6 (11)
3rd Sunday after Pentecost      

June 14, 2015
 

1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13
Psalm 20   or
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 4:26-34
Proper 7 (12)
4th Sunday after Pentecost     
Father's Day
June 21, 2015
"When the storm swamps the boat"
"The Big Bully and the Itty-Bitty Rock"
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 and
Psalm 9:9-20 or
1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16,
Psalm 133 or
Job 38:1-11 and
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41
Proper 8 (13)
5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 28, 2015
"Just believe"
"When Goliath is not your enemy"
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and
Psalm 130 or
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 and
Lamentations 3:23-33 or
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43
Proper 9 (14)
6th Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2015
"Of credits and debits"
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and
Psalm 48 or
Ezekiel 2:1-5 and
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13
Proper 10 (15)
7th Sunday after Pentecost

July 12, 2015
"The Celebration of his lavish gift-giving" (amble & ramble)
"God's Plumb Line"

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and
Psalm 24 or
Amos 7:7-15 and
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
Proper 11 (16)
8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 19, 2015
"A Lonely Place ... a Crowded Shore"

2 Samuel 7:1-14a and
Psalm 89:20-37 or
Jeremiah 23:1-6 and
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Proper 12 (17)
9th Sunday after Pentecost

July 26, 2015
"Whole Wheat, Greenbacks, and Real Life"
"But what are they among so many people?"

2 Samuel 11:1-15 and
Psalm 14 or
2 Kings 4:42-44 and
Psalm 145:10-18
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21
Proper 13 (18)
10th Sunday after Pentecost

August 2, 2015
"Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace" (mp3)
(order of worship)
"Not a bunch of clones" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Whole Wheat, Greenbacks, and Real Life"
"From Official to Gifted Leadership"
"Not a bunch of clones" (mp3)

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a and
Psalm 51:1-12 or
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 and
Psalm 78:23-29
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35
Proper 14 (19)
11th Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2015
"Sacrificial Living" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Good grief " (mp3) (order of worship)
"Whole Wheat, Greenbacks, and Real Life"
"God’s best ad"

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 and
Psalm 130 or
1 Kings 19:4-8 and
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51
Proper 15 (20)
12th Sunday after Pentecost

August 16, 2015
"Whole Wheat, Greenbacks, and Real Life"
"And Christ shall give you light"

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 and
Psalm 111 or
Proverbs 9:1-6 and
Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58
Proper 16 (21)
13th Sunday after Pentecost

August 23, 2015
"As for me and my house" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Hard Word" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Whole Wheat, Greenbacks, and Real Life"
"Inner Resistance"

1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 and
Psalm 84 or
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 and
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69
Proper 17 (22)
14th Sunday after Pentecost

August 30, 2015
"Germs and Sin"
"Moving beyond Reality TV"

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 or
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 and
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Proper 18 (23)
15th Sunday after Pentecost

September 6, 2015
"Taking a seat" (mp3) (order of worship)
"To those who are of a fearful heart" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Is that your final answer?"

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and
Psalm 125 or
Isaiah 35:4-7a and
Psalm 146
James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 7:24-37
Proper 19 (24)
16th Sunday after Pentecost

September 13, 2015
"Back to the drawing board" (mp3) (order of worship)
"The tongue of a teacher"
"Taming the Tongue"

Proverbs 1:20-33 and
Psalm 19 or
Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1 or
Isaiah 50:4-9a and
Psalm 116:1-9
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38
Proper 20 (25)
17th Sunday after Pentecost

September 20, 2015
"Blessed to be a Witness" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Household Wisdom"
"Planting Seeds of Peace"
"Adding flavor to a tasteless world"

Proverbs 31:10-31 and
Psalm 1 or
Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 and
Psalm 54
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37
Proper 21 (26)
18th Sunday after Pentecost

September 27, 2015
"Getting in touch" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Calling for the elders"
"Adding flavor to a tasteless world"

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 and
Psalm 124 or
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 and
Psalm 19:7-14
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50
Proper 22 (27)
19th Sunday after Pentecost
      World
         Communion
             Sunday

October 4, 2015
"Out of the mouths of babes" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Still hangin' on" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb"
"Pioneer Days"

Job 1:1; 2:1-10 and
Psalm 26 or
Genesis 2:18-24 and
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16
Proper 23 (28)
20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 11, 2015
"Letting go" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Heart sink" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Inheriting eternal life"
"As naked as the day we were born"

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 and
Psalm 22:1-15 or
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 and
Psalm 90:12-17
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31
Proper 24 (29)
21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 18, 2015
My Refuge" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Out of the whirlwind" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Who is your high priest ?"
"On the left and on the right"

Job 38:1-7, (34-41) and
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c or
Isaiah 53:4-12 and
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45
Proper 25 (30)
22nd Sunday after Pentecost

October 25, 2015
"Bart’s Story" (includes order of worship & mp3)
"And the Lord restored…" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Sowing in tears, reaping in joy"

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and
Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) or
Jeremiah 31:7-9 and
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52
     
Proper 26 (31)
All Saints Sunday
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
 

November 1, 2015
"Amid Bitterness and Emptiness"
(#1 of a 4-part series on Ruth)

Ruth 1:1-18 and
Psalm 146 or
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and
Psalm 119:1-8
Hebrews 9:11-14
Mark 12:28-34
Proper 27 (32)
24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 8, 2015
"Risking Everything" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Table of Justice" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Unless the Lord..."
"Widow Dressings"
"Putting in Everything"

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 and
Psalm 127 or
1 Kings 17:8-16 and
Psalm 146
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44
Proper 28 (33)
25th Sunday after Pentecost

November 15, 2015
"Take a deep breath" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Table of Grace" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Provoked to love?"
"So now I give him to the Lord"

1 Samuel 1:4-20 and
1 Samuel 2:1-10 or
Daniel 12:1-3 and
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25
Mark 13:1-8
Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2015

Joel 2:21-27 and
Psalm 126
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Matthew 6:25-33
Proper 29 (34)
      Christ the King
          Sunday
26th Sunday after Pentecost

November 22, 2015
"Table of the King" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Alpha and Omega"
To follow where he leads" (includes mp3) (order of worship)

2 Samuel 23:1-7 and
Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18) or
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and
Psalm 93
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

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