A Sermon about Awkward Holiday Dinners, Miracles, and Giving Thanks

Preached at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE, for a multi-congregational community Thanksgiving Eve service St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 23 November 2016 + Day of Thanksgiving (Eve) John 6.25-35 A quote from a recent New York Times article sums it up this way: “The election is over, but the repercussions in people’s lives may be …

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Eucharistic Prayer for Christ the King

This year, my internship congregation is doing a special liturgy for Christ the King Sunday. In the "Word" portion of the traditional four-fold ordo, we are tracing the liturgical year from Advent to its culmination in Christ the King, the church's "New Year's Eve" if you will, in a pattern of reading-reflection-hymn. The following Eucharistic …

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Lament, Holy Anger, and Pastoral Encouragement: A Statement on Election Night 2016

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love... There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear... We love because he first loved us. Those who say, …

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