More Reason to Hope than Meets the Eye

Aug 04, 2019
It happened again, my initial response to today’s first reading from Ecclesiastes is predictable. Every time it’s one of the assigned readings, the same word is on my lips as I finish...

Jesus’ Prayer Tutorial

Jul 28, 2019
What if, out of the blue, I invited one of you to come forward and lead a prayer for the ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, and there was no time to write one or look one up in the...

Now Do It

Jul 14, 2019
The story I’m about to tell you probably is being repeated frequently today in Northeast Ohio ELCA congregations. That’s because today’s Gospel lesson – the familiar story of the Good...

A Harvest of Hope

Jul 07, 2019
Whenever I hear Jesus’ words, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest,” I think of the same...

Fear Stops, Faith Starts, New Realities

Jun 23, 2019
The people of the Gerasenes in today’s Gospel reading wanted to get rid of Jesus; of what do you suppose were they afraid? The account is clear, when the people in the city and the...

In Search of Wisdom

Jun 16, 2019
I’ve always liked the passage from Proverbs 8 that we read this morning; perhaps because wisdom is depicted as a woman who stands on the heights, along the highways, at the crossroads...

The Path of Healing

Mar 31, 2019
It’s Lent still, Week #4, and we’ve been doing things somewhat differently than usual in Sunday morning worship. For one thing, we’ve been emphasizing confession and at 9 a.m. worship...

Trust in God

Mar 17, 2019
Last Sunday the Psalm encouraged us to trust in God, our ultimate refuge and source of shelter. The theme was TRUST in God. Today’s theme is WAIT for God.