Sermons from February 2017

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: February 26, 2017


Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 As I’m sure you all realize, this week is the occasion for Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. What you may not realize is that this Thursday is also a special day – Texas Independence Day.  On March 2, 1836, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke from […]

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany: February 19, 2017


Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48   Today’s gospel took me back to 1975. I was a 7th grader at Murchison Junior High School in Austin, Texas. It was a tough place – forced busing to end school segregation had gone into effect only the year before, and this school […]