by Rev. Laura Thornton John 6: 56-69 Here we are on the fifth and final Sunday in chapter 6 of John’s gospel. This five part series in the middle of our summer is different. We don’t usually spend this much time in a single chapter of a gospel. Some days, like today we even have … Continue reading The Flesh and Blood of Jesus | August 22, 2021
By St. Luke's Intern Daniel LaVenture Since Dan has been recovering this week from pneumonia, there is no text available for the sermon. Please watch the video below to hear Dan's devotional on today's reading from Ephesians 3:14-21. https://videopress.com/v/IHr6olx2?preloadContent=metadata
by Rev. Laura Thornton I have been living with, praying about and mulling over these texts for the last several weeks wondering like I imagine you are this morning….how in the world do you preach about the beheading of John!?!? I thought maybe I can just go with the new testament reading or the old … Continue reading Are we like John the Baptist or like King Herod? | July 11, 2021
Rev. Laura Thornton Today we have this little parable inside a story inside another story in Mark’s gospel. Jesus has been teaching and healing and casting out demons. And very quickly, word spreads and crowds appear wherever he goes. Jesus’ family comes to restrain him, take him home, protect him, they think he has lost … Continue reading In a Crowded House With Jesus | June 6, 2021
by the Rev. Laura Thornton Our gospel today begins with a startling appearance by Jesus. During the fifty days of Easter, we hear accounts of Jesus appearing to followers, and their realizations that he was with them again. First it was the women at the tomb, last week it was the disciples and Thomas who … Continue reading Joy and Disbelief | April 18, 2021
By Rev. Laura Thornton Jesus does not just lash out at corruption, he pushes against the larger system of religious structure in the temple. He brings the whole thing to a stand still “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”
By Laura Thornton, Through Samuel's story, we see transformation and understand there is work to do before we reach a new beginning.
On the Third Sunday of Advent we light a candle for Joy.
We have to find ways to calm the anxiety about education in this pandemic time.
This parable of the vineyard reminds us to be fruitful, especially in times like these.