Advent II

The lessons: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2,8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 The written text of the sermon–it always changes in the giving, though, but this is pretty close. Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God, speak tenderly to Jerusalem! If we could sum up the Gospel, in one word, rolling every mighty act of …

After the Fourth

Yesterday was a genuine holiday. By that I mean, the morning started quietly. There were no cars on the road, their drivers heading to work. The early morning dog walkers in Lanesville slept in, too, so the sunrise quiet persisted. By about 8:00 a.m, children had started playing outside in our neighborhood, but not loudly. …

Lent 2011–Day10

Just getting this written under the wire. It’s almost midnight on Saturday night, and church comes tomorrow with preacher Pastor Dan Carlson for Lutheran Social Services. I think this Lent needs no other prompting to prayer, giving, and fasting than the events that are happening all around us. News keeps coming in from Japan, about …