Sermons from March 2018

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The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (Palm Sunday B): March 25, 2018


Mark 11:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1 – 15:47 Who is this man, this Jesus? That’s the central question of Mark’s gospel. Throughout his telling of the story of the life of Christ, again and again we encounter questions about who he is. Maybe you remember the story in chapter four of […]

The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Lent 5B): March 18, 2018


Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 I feel like I need to start today’s sermon by saying it’s been a busy week in Lake Woebegon! Not just snow days that were mild, and non-snow days that were wild, or surprising turns in the news. I also attended a couple of events this week […]

The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Lent 4B): March 11, 2018


Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 Believe it or not, we are on the downhill side of Lent now – it always seems to me that the Fourth Sunday in Lent marks the inevitability of Holy Week. The Church fathers and mothers thought so too – they marked this Sunday as Laetare […]