Marriage Story

St. Philip Lutheran Church24 July 2022 + Lect. 17c (Pentecost 7)Hosea 1.2-10Rev. Josh Evans “What I love about Nicole,” the letter begins. “She makes people feel comfortable about even embarrassing things. She really listens when someone is talking… She always knows the right thing to do when it comes to difficult family [stuff]… She is …

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Yes and No

St. Philip Lutheran Church17 July 2022 + Lect. 16c (Pentecost 6)Amos 8.1-12; Luke 10.38-42Rev. Josh Evans It’s hard to say no: to that second piece of cake, to “just one more” episode of your latest Netflix binge before bed, to taking on another volunteer role when you have been so kindly asked. It’s especially hard …

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Fed Up

St. Philip Lutheran Church10 July 2022 + Lect. 15c (Pentecost 5)Amos 7.7-17; Luke 10.25-37Rev. Josh Evans You know the feeling: Enough is enough. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with work or household chores. Or maybe you’re someone who has raised children or grandchildren. You’re exasperated. You’re tired. Your patience is running thin. It’s just…too much. You’re fed …

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A God Who Cannot Be Explained (But Has to Be Experienced)

St. Philip Lutheran Church12 June 2022 + The Holy TrinityJohn 16.12-15; Exodus 3Rev. Josh Evans After four years of seminary, including two years of field education placements, and now nearly four years into ordained ministry, I’ve reached the stage of my preaching career where my sermon prep usually begins with a quick search through my …

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