Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Holy, Holy, Holy”” “Santo, Santo, Santo,”

  “Holy, Holy, Holy”” “Santo, Santo, Santo,”SPANISH Santo, santo, santo. Mi corazॾn te adora. Mi corazॾn te sabe decir: Santo eres Se४or. ENGLISH Holy, holy, holy, my heart, my heart adores you. My heart is glad to say the words: You are holy, God. “How… Continue reading

“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,”

“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,” Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! I have vivid memories of hearing the church bell ringing, calling… Continue reading

John 3:1-17

  John 3:1-17 “How can this be?” These words of Nicodemus continue with us as we prepare to celebrate the blessed mystery of a triune God this Sunday. We could easily speculate on Nicodemus’ reaction to the words of Jesus, “For God so loved the… Continue reading

Romans 8:12-17

  Romans 8:12-17 Margaret Craven’s novel, “I Heard the Owl Call My Name,” is one of my all-time favorite books. Published in the USA in the early seventies, it revitalized my spirit of call as a parish pastor. The story is about a young Anglican… Continue reading

Psalm 23:3-10

  Psalm 23:3-10 A recent trip to the Holy Land for a group of friends included a hike up Mt Sinai. We ascended the steep mountain on camels, viewing the cliffs on each zig and zag from the high hump of the dromedary. With each… Continue reading

Isaiah 6:1-8

    Isaiah 6:1-8 “How can this be?” These words of our theme for this week might describe young Isaiah’s response when he came into the temple at a time of deep national mourning for the death of the beloved king Uzziah. Transported by a… Continue reading

John 3:1-17

  John 3:1-17 Brandon was about five years old when he came up to the chancel area with about 50 of his peers for “A Time for Children.” I had just baptized a baby girl, and as was my custom, we reviewed what had just… Continue reading

1 Peter 2:3

“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” 1 Peter 2:3 If:–then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. “If:”–then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have… Continue reading

“In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful,”

“In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful,” Brother Jacques Bertiher, Taize The text for today’s hymn cannot be published due to copyright limitations. We apologize for the inconvenience. Shortly after World War II, in the small village of Taize in eastern France, Brother Roger and… Continue reading

John 15:1-27 #2

  John 15:1-27 #2 Yesterday, we considered Jesus the Vine as an example from creation that tells us of our spiritual relationship with God. Today we meditate especially on the words of verse 4: “Abide in me as I Abide in you.” I invite you… Continue reading