Easter Sunday (April 5, 2015) at St. John’s

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endures forever. Psalm 118:1 Last Sunday we started with waving palms and celebration and ended with Jesus in the tomb.  During this week, we hear and remember Jesus’ last … Continue reading

This Sunday (March 15, 2015) at St. John’s

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…. Ephesians 2:8 I can’t help it…this verse from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians gets me and probably always … Continue reading

This Sunday (March 1) at St. John’s

The poor shall eat and be satisfied Psalm 22:25 I just left a Grow Appalachia Meeting.  These meetings are full of dreams and hopes.  There are so many vegetables we all love, especially fresh from the garden.  So many varieties … Continue reading

This Sunday (February 22, 2015) at St. John’s

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find … Continue reading

This Sunday (February 15, 2015) at St. John’s

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed … Continue reading

This Sunday (February 8) at St. John’s

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ…. Collect for the Fifth Sunday after … Continue reading

This Sunday (January 25, 2015) at St. John’s

For God alone my soul in silence waits; * truly, my hope is in him. Psalm 62:6 I used to think I was so smart, because when things got tough, I knew exactly what action to take.  When I was … Continue reading

This Sunday (January 18, 2015) at St. John’s

LORD, you have searched me out and known me; * you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:1 I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’m thrilled that God … Continue reading

This Sunday (January 11, 2015) at St. John’s

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Genesis 1:5 Most of us have had many “first days.”  There is the first day we remember.  There … Continue reading

Blessed Christmas Eve and This Sunday (December 28) at St. John’s

As Advent approached, I had an idea we could write our own Advent Meditation booklet based on verses of Advent hymns.  But I was late in planning and then Living Compass sent us their meditation booklets.  Jason Beams-Jackson wrote this meditation … Continue reading