Witnesses

St. Philip Lutheran Church18 April 2021 + Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24.36b-48Rev. Josh Evans, preaching You are witnesses of these things. YOU are witnesses of these things. You, the people of God in this place - seated here in-person or watching online from home. In Glenview, in Florida, and everywhere in between. You, in the …

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Black Holes, the Cosmos, and the Passion According to John

St. Philip Lutheran Church2 April 2021 + Good FridayJohn 18.1--19.42Rev. Josh Evans, preaching It was a groundbreaking image, the first of its kind. An actual image - not just a simulation - of a black hole. The first image of the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy, captured in April 2019, came …

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The Passion According to St. Mark + Palm Sunday 2021

St. Philip Lutheran Church28 March 2021 + Palm/Passion SundayMark 14.1--15.47Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Reflection/Introduction: “I don’t even know what time means anymore,” admits one pastor in a recent essay for the Christian Century magazine. It’s not just the fact that she’s writing a reflection for a Holy Week issue in the midst of Advent to …

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Beautiful Things Out of the Dust

St. Philip Lutheran Church17 February 2021 + Ash WednesdayMatthew 6.1-6, 16-21; Joel 2.1-2, 12-17Rev. Josh Evans, preaching “Ashes and anguish” - reads part of the headline of a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, chronicling the impact of the pandemic on local crematoriums. While the practice of cremation has gained increasing popularity and wider …

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Possessed

St. Philip Lutheran Church31 January 2021 + Epiphany 4BMark 1.21-28Rev. Josh Evans, preaching What are you possessed by? The truth is we’re possessed by many things - politics, COVID, mental or physical illness, addiction, strained or broken relationships - to name a few. Some of us might feel possessed by our seemingly never-ending to-do lists, …

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