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July 3, 2019

"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est."

Where true charity and love abide, God is dwelling there. 

Jesus told the disciples, "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know tha...

June 24, 2019

There's a Wocket in My Pocket" – Luke 8:26-39

Seuss' book talks about impossible things in a house as well as things the character is scared of. The scripture story is about a man possessed with demons, forced to live chained up in a cave.

The dark, the bats, the solitud...

June 19, 2019

Hop on Pop, by Dr. Seuss mentions impossible things … house on mouse. Fish in tree. And for many of us – the Trinity is nearly impossible to wrap our heads around. Here is part of a Trinity Sunday sermon inspired by Hop on Pop.

God. Nod.  Nod. God.

I nod at God, while la...

June 12, 2019

The second Seuss sermon tied together creation and confirmation as we celebrated Pentecost. It began:

"One fish two fish, red fish blue fish.  God created all the fish.  

Moon and sun and plants and stars. God made you. God made Mars. 

God made the worm and ladybug;...

June 4, 2019

June is Dr. Seuss month at St. James - sermons and discussions pair his books with scripture.  The first sermon paired Matt. 9:9-13 with Green Eggs and Ham.  It started like this:

That God I am, that God I am.

 I am God, the great I AM.

 That God I am, that God I am...

May 23, 2019

"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est."

Where true charity and love abide, God is dwelling there. 

Jesus told the disciples, "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know th...

April 10, 2019

Lent is a reflective season in the church. Many give something up … coffee, sweets, etc.  Someone recently said, we should instead give up our disbelief.   The nagging little voice that tells us God does not love or forgive us. For the next couple of blogs, you can rea...

April 3, 2019

Lent is a reflective season in the church. Many give something up … coffee, sweets, etc.  Someone recently said, we should instead give up our disbelief.   The nagging little voice that tells us God does not love or forgive us. For the next couple of blogs, you can rea...

March 27, 2019

Lent is a reflective season in the church. Many give something up … coffee, sweets, etc.  Someone recently said, we should instead give up our disbelief.   The nagging little voice that tells us God does not love or forgive us. For the next couple of blogs, you can rea...