Sermon Archive


Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter


May 15, 2019

We have a reading today from the book of Revelation. Some would like to avoid this prophetic book because it has troubling images of the powers of evil afflicting the people of God. We remember...

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter May 5, 2019


May 08, 2019

+++++++ The Gospel lesson is a perfect fit for the opening of the fishing season because we heard Peter say “I’m going fishing”. Where was he going fishing, the Sea of Tiberius, another name for...

Sermon for Second Sunday of Easter April 28, 2019


May 01, 2019

I was having breakfast at a local restaurant when the waitress came to me and said she had a story she thought I would appreciate. The true story took place while she was at work...

Easter Homily April 21, 2019


April 24, 2019

As you are traveling east out of Eagle River past Trigs and the Ford dealership you will see a sign on your left. There is a giant eagle statue next to the sign which says...

Sermon for Palm/Passion Sunday


April 17, 2019

We began today with Jesus’ procession:  the disciples praising God with great joy because of all the deeds of power they had witnessed. At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry he announced that he was anointed...

Sermon for April 7, 2019


April 10, 2019

Over the years I have officiated at many funerals for veterans. After I give the benediction at the graveside, the VFW or American Legion comes to pay tribute. Sometimes this includes an honor guard with...

Sermon for March 31, 2019


April 03, 2019

Barbara Brown Taylor is a popular author in Christian circles. She served as an Episcopal pastor for about 15 years but then left parish ministry for another career. She taught religion at a small liberal...

Sermon for March 24, 2019


March 27, 2019

When a tragedy happens in the country or world, you often see on TV the news media chasing important government leaders with a microphone in hand asking about their thoughts and feelings about the incident....