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THE CANDLES OF ADVENT POINT TO THE HOPE OF GOD COMING TO LIVE AMONG US

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The official color is purple. It’s significant that it follows last Sunday service where we celebrated Christ the King. Purple is the color for royalty or divinity. Another …

11 / 28 / 21

THANKSGIVING IS A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL AND GIVE THANKS FATHER DAVID MADSEN

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving. I can’t think of a better day of the year to be thankful for what God has given you, for what you have in your life, for what has happened in …

11 / 25 / 21

WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST THE KING

Pilate asks Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus responds: “Do you ask this on your own or did others tell you about me? One of the things I like about Jesus is …

11 / 21 / 21

I JUST LOVE PLEDGE SUNDAY! DON’T YOU?

In our Gospel story today, we see Jesus teaching his disciples inside the temple. He’s watching the people as they walk in and says this: Beware of these scribes and religious big shots that walk …

11 / 03 / 21

THE CLOUD OF SAINTS

Today we celebrate All Saints and All Souls. We are reminded in our reading from Revelation that we are the People of God, past, present and future. As we consider all the saints that have …

10 / 29 / 21

ON THIS JOURNEY WE ARE NOT ALONE

Jesus Son of David have mercy on me! Just like the blind beggar Jesus, I have lost my way. I cannot see the way forward anymore. The people in charge try to shut me up, …

10 / 24 / 21

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

(Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve) James and John come to Jesus with a proposition: “Jesus we have a business proposition for you. We see a lot of opportunity here. I …

10 / 17 / 21

A GOOD RELATIONSHIP IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

In our gospel reading today in Mark we read: “Some Pharisees come to test Jesus and they ask him, is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife. Jesus says: What did Moses command …

10 / 03 / 21

SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

This Is Holy Ground, and You Are God’s Holy People There is something beyond what we know, see, and understand. There is something or someone that is beyond our grasp. Are they looking after us? …

09 / 26 / 21

TRAVELING TOGETHER ON OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

In our narrative in Marks Gospel, Jesus has been making an adjustment in his teaching method. As he gets closer to Jerusalem, he begins to concentrate on spending more time with his disciples. He prepares …

09 / 19 / 21