This Week's Sermon: The Virgin Mary in the Trunk of my Car

Psalm 34:1-18 and Matthew 1:1-17

Suggested Scripture Readings from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking

Breaking Dawn, Boston 1999

Breaking Dawn, Boston 1999

Sermon Notes

Lots of interference in this sound recording, but this is our last week in the fellowship hall now that the heater installation in the sanctuary is underway.  I won't be posting again until after Sunday, January 10th, so look for me then!  A blessed Christmas to you all!

This sliver of a quote from our online worship planning resource, Sundays and Seasons by Augsburg Fortress was the inspiration for a portion of my sermon...you'll know which bit when you hear it and will continue to weave through Christmas Eve preaching: "Cradle and Cross are inextricably connected..."

Oh, and a link to a beautiful Advent poem by Madeleine L'Engle.  And lots of other great poems too...



This Week's Sermon: Defeating King Herod

Micah 5:2-5a and Matthew 1:18-2:15

Scripture readings follow Brian's McLaren's alternative lectionary in his book We Make the Road by Walking.

Night Waters                            Finger Painting at the Wild Goose Festival 2014

Night Waters                            Finger Painting at the Wild Goose Festival 2014

Sermon Notes

Here's a link to a poem of Gary Snyder's -- For the Children -- an appropriate selection for the stories about King Herod in Matthew this Third Sunday in Advent.

 

Check out Carry the Future on Facebook.  Here is their spot on the Today show:


This Week's Sermon: The Happiest Place in America

Luke 1:5-55

Suggested Scripture Readings from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking.

November 1999

November 1999

Sermon Notes
For an unbelievably lovely reading of the poem Annunciation by Marie Howe, listen here:

The full report released by the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County detailing the needs of women in this region -- I hope you find the report as surprising as I do.