“Interference Ripples”

Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 22, 2019 – a Service of Holy Communion   Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV) Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I … Continue reading “Interference Ripples”

“Ceramic Inventory”

Jeremiah 18:1-4; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 8, 2019 – a Service of Holy Communion   Jeremiah 18:1-4 (GNT) The Lord said to me,  “Go down to the potter’s house, where I will give you my message.” So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else. Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (GNT) Lord, you have examined me and you know me. You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts. You see me, whether I … Continue reading “Ceramic Inventory”

“Is it Live, or is it Memorex?”

Hebrews 13:1-8 (GNT & NIV) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 1, 2019 – a Service of Holy Communion   Hebrews 13:1-8 (GNT & NIV) This is a place in the Bible where the author tells us How to Please God. Keep on loving one another as Christians. Remember to welcome strangers in your homes. There were some who did that and welcomed angels without knowing it.  Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are. Marriage is to be … Continue reading “Is it Live, or is it Memorex?”

“Teach Us to Pray”

Galatians 6:1-5(GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows July 21, 2019   Luke 11:1-13  (NRSV) [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a … Continue reading “Teach Us to Pray”

“The Gospel of State Farm”

Galatians 6:1-5 (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows July 14, 2019   Luke 10:25-37 (GNT) A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?” The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’” “You are right,” Jesus replied; “do this and you will live.” But the teacher of … Continue reading “The Gospel of State Farm”

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

Galatians 6:1-5(GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows July 7, 2019 – Celebrating Communion on Independence Day Weekend   Galatians 6:1-5  (GNT) My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too. Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ. If you think you are something when you really are nothing, you are only deceiving yourself. You should each … Continue reading “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

“Yeah … But”

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (GNT); Luke 9:51-62  (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows June 30, 2019 – Pride Sunday 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 (GNT) The time came for the Lord to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal, and on the way Elijah said to Elisha, “Now stay here; the Lord has ordered me to go to Bethel.” But Elisha answered, “I swear by my loyalty to the living Lord and to you that I will not leave you.” So, they went on to Bethel. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Now stay here; the Lord has ordered me to go … Continue reading “Yeah … But”