Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence. This week’s story always gives me goosebumps-especially the moment when Jesus calls Mary’s name and she recognizes him. It’s hard to think of a story that would be more full of suspense and fear and joy, and...

Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

Welcome to Jesus Visits Martha and Mary, the story from Luke 10:38-42.  I love this story because it does such a good job of raising questions about hospitality- hospitality that we try to practice  and the unique, radical hospitality of God. Truth be told, I think I...

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the celebration of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, when we introduce the fourth advent card, focusing on the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. There are several themes you may wish to explore during the time in the circle or during the...
The Dedication of Jesus …and of You

The Dedication of Jesus …and of You

This children’s sermon was given December 27, during our global pandemic, so it was experienced virtually rather than by children in the sanctuary. I’m posting it here in hopes that it can be helpful to someone. Good morning, girls and boys! I’m so glad you’re here...

The Second Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the celebration of the Second Sunday of Advent, this Sunday, Dec 8. This Sunday we move to the second card in the Advent Godly Play series, focusing on Mary and Joseph’s journey (don’t forget the donkey!) to Bethlehem. There are several themes to explore...