Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes- January 15, 2012

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)  Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20  John 1:43-51  The Season after the Epiphany always takes the Church on journey of what it means to follow Jesus, the Light to the whole world.  Jesus is not confined to his own people, but is shared with every …

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Sermon Notes- January 8, 2012

Baptism of the Lord-Year B Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11   Over the years, this is one of my favorite celebrations of the liturgical year.  In some traditions, baptisms are celebrated on one these four Holy Days: Baptism of the Lord, Easter, Pentecost and All Saints Sunday.  It’s not that they can’t …

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Sermon Notes- January 6, 2012 (The Epiphany)

The Epiphany- Year B Isaiah 60:1-6  Ephesians 3:1-12  Matthew 2:1-12  Psalm 72:1-7,10-14   Th Epiphany falls on a Friday night this year.  This is a good thing since more people might be available for an extra service in the week than if it were a Tuesday or Wednesday.  In some of of my former congregations …

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Love Your Neighbor

The Gospel this morning was Matthew 22:34-46 .  Jesus was asked: “What is the greatest commandment?”  The text gives us the answer given in Matthew.  In Luke, Jesus tells a story–the Good Samaritan. A disciple asked Rabbi Schmelke a similar question, he answers with a story– A Hasidic Tale A disciple asked Rabbi Shmelke: “We are …

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Sermon Notes- January 1, 2012

Sunday after Christmas- Year B Numbers 6:22-27  Galatians 4:4-7  or Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 2:15-21  Psalm 8   This Sunday has a number of possibilities.  It is the Sunday after Christmas, it is also the Feast of the Holy Name, and it is the first Sunday of 2012.  Take your pick.  I will be commenting on the …

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Sermon Notes- December 25, 2011- (Christmas Day)

Christmas Day- Year B Christmas II Isaiah 62:6-12  Titus 3:4-7  Luke 2:(1-7)8-20  Psalm 97 Christmas III Isaiah 52:7-10  Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)  John 1:1-14  Psalm 98 Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year.  There are many things a preacher and worship leader can do on this Sunday.  It is generally a fact that your choir …

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