Not Orphaned

Psalm 150 & John 14:15-21 Psalm 150 (RSV) Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his exceeding greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4 […]

A Place for Us

1 Peter 2:1-10 & John 14:1-14 1 Peter 2:1-10 (RSV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People 2 So put away all malice and all guile and insincerity and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation; 3 for you […]

The Gate

Psalm 23 (RSV) The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; 2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I […]

Sermon: On the Road

Psalm 116:1-7 & Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-7 (RSV) Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness 116 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs […]

Meditation: John 20:19-31

Psalm 16 & 1 Peter 1:3-9 Psalm 16 (RSV) Song of Trust and Security in God A Miktam of David. 16 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee.” 3 As for the saints in the […]

Go and Tell

Psalm 118:14-24 & Colossians 3:1-17 Psalm 118:14-24 (RSV) 14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. 15 Hark, glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, 16 the right hand of the Lord is exalted, the right hand of […]

The Entrance

Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 (RSV) A Song of Victory 118 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever! 2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.” 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give […]

Lazarus

Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Psalm 130 (RSV) Ezekiel 37:1-14 (RSV) The Valley of Dry Bones 37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me round […]

Blind… But Now I See

Psalm 23 & Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 (RSV) The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; 2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s […]

Be Still and Know

Exodus 17:1-7 (RSV) & John 4:1-42 Exodus 17:1-7 (RSV) Water from the Rock 17 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Reph′idim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the […]