Category Archives: Ministry

Good Friday Homily

I know I’ve been a slacker.  I’ve had all sorts of pieces I’ve wanted to post.  Alas, free time has been elusive. This is my homily for today’s Good Friday service.  The service’s centerpiece is a dramatic reading of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Communion Liturgy

I will be presiding over the communion table for an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service.  We did this service several years ago when I was at the Baptist church.  We included clergy from the United Church of Christ, Evangelical Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

This is my homily for Christmas Eve. The New York Times published the year in pictures the other day. Scanning through them I saw several photos of the presidential election. There were pictures of cities destroyed by violence and war … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Liturgy

This is an advent candle liturgy using the appointed psalms for Advent and Christmas Eve in Year A.  Each reading begins with a poem using a Japanese poetry form known as a tanka. You are free to use this liturgy … Continue reading

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What Do We Do Now?

I preached this sermon today in Dalton. I used Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19.  You can guess it was on the election.  I changed the title because I choose the titles way before I actually write and typically hope they … Continue reading

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Losing Our Way

I preached this sermon this morning. I used the lectionary texts: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15:1-10.  This sermon addressed the events on this day 15 years ago. At this hour fifteen years ago I was in Manhattan.  However, I … Continue reading

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Who’s in the Road? Who are the Robbers?

I wrote this in the wake of the events this past week. This is my sermon delivered in Dalton, MA today, July 10. I used the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). The events this past week: • Alton … Continue reading

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Proclaim the Story

I might as well make it a trilogy. Here’s my sermon from Easter morning.  I used Luke 24:1-12 as the text. The men thought that what the women told them was an idle tale.  They did not believe them.  Their … Continue reading

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Good Friday and Annunciation.

I couldn’t pass up the convergence of Annunciation and Good Friday. This is my homily from Good Friday. Today we have a rare convergence of two commemorations in the Christian calendar.  One moves and the other is fixed.  Good Friday … Continue reading

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On the Anniversary of Romero’s Assassination

This is the homily I preached for Maundy Thursday. Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated on this day in 1980 while he was celebrating mass in a small hospital chapel in San Salvador.  He was shot through an open door from … Continue reading

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