“Knowledge of God & Knowledge of Self: An Invitation to Intimacy”

January 24, 2021 | Psalm 139,1-14, 1 Samuel 3,1-10

Psalm 139:1-16 O Lord, you have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know […]

The Community of Creation – Rev Richard Ruch

June 7, 2020 | Psalm 8, Matthew 28:16-20

Our lectionary reading from the final verses of Matthew is called the great commission.  Jesus gives his disciples the authority to act as his commissioned officers.  Their marching orders are to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey all that he has commanded them. Matthew, who was there […]

 “Why There Are 150 Psalms & A Really Big Flock”

May 3, 2020 | Psalm 23; John 10:1-10

It is one of those rare Sundays that the sermon title I came up with mid-week actually has something to do with the sermon that I am preaching this morning.  I really am going to talk about why there are 150 Psalms and why there is a really big flock.  Pretty much all week I […]

“Becoming Fret-Free”

October 5, 2019 | Psalm 37; Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 

The Psalmist says it three times:  do not fret because of the wicked; do not fret over those who prosper in their evil ways; do not fret—it leads only to evil.   I’ve been trying to listen to the Psalmist, but I have been fretting—visibly anxious, agitated, inflamed, talking back to my TV—fretting about what’s going […]