Monthly Archives: June 2016

Attitude Gives Us Our Platitude

June 26, 2016            6th Sunday of Pentecost 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14     Galatians 5:1,13-25       Luke 9:51-62 How many times have we heard the phrase, or variations of the phrase – Attitude is Everything? How about your mom saying to … Continue reading

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Throwing the Circle Wide

June 19, 2016       5th Sunday of Pentecost            Father’s Day 1 Kings 19:1-15a         Ephesians 6:1-4         Luke 8:26-39 While I do not doubt that these people who Jesus encountered had serious problems, as a child of the 20th century, imbued with … Continue reading

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Rising From the Dead

June 5, 2016              3rd Sunday of Pentecost 1 Kings 17:17-24           Galatians 1:11-24               Luke 7:11-17 I am going to borrow a phrase of a friend of mine from seminary. She would have said, after listening to these two scriptures, … Continue reading

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Growing Up with God

May 29, 2016, SUMC       Children’s Recognition Sunday     June 12, 2106, LUMC 2 Chronicles 34:1-3   Matthew 18:2-5,10              In the Bible story that Mackenzie and William read today we learned about King Josiah. Isn’t it amazing that he became king when … Continue reading

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A Centurion of Surprises

May 29, 2016, Memorial Sunday, LUMC              June 12, 2016, SUMC 1 Kings 8:20-39                      Galatians 1:1-12                      Luke 7:1-10 Who doesn’t like to be surprised or amazed at something? Today’s story about Jesus and the Centurion is one of my favorite stories … Continue reading

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