Letting Go

Our Gospel today speaks to the theme “Letting Go” or “Sacrifice.” Our passage today follows the time when Jesus is with the disciples on the way to the villages of Caesarea Philipi. He asks them, “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8: 27). Naturally they give several answers of what other people say who Jesus is.... Read More


Making Space For God

In today’s Gospel we read of Jesus being tempted in the Wilderness. Well it must be Lent if we are getting around to this passage. Unlike the other well-known accounts of Jesus’s temptation, Mark is remarkably short with this moment in Jesus’s life. We do not read of the number of ways Jesus is tempted by the... Read More

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Rite of Passage

Our reading from 2 Kings today is one of my favorite from this book. We read of two great people in Scripture, Elijah and Elisha. The student and the master. It is no accident that their names sound similar. It can be easy to get confused and tongue twisted over Elijah and Elisha. This is intentional because the... Read More

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Guest Preacher - Theology Sunday - Margaret Trim, VST

I pray that the words that I speak and the meditations upon our hearts be acceptable to You O Lord our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. First, I want to thank you for inviting me to be with you today.  This Sunday is significant in two ways.  In terms of the Christian calendar, today is the 5th Sunday after Epiphany. ... Read More