God in Life and Ministry
John 2:13-22 “The Living Silence” Jesus enters the temple during high season of Passover. This was their big celebration of the year, but Jesus does not like what he sees. In an outer courtyard, nearing the temple building, the space has been turned into a grand marketplace –A last stop shop for all yourContinue reading “Sermon for March 7, 2021”
Kingship or Kingdom Mark 8:29-38 I grew up in a town close to Moundsville, WV. Moundsville is a pleasant little town, and if you are ever there, there are a couple of sights to see. There is one of the largest conical shape Indian mounds in the country there. Also in the same areaContinue reading “Sermon February 28, 2021”
“Coming Out of the Wilderness” Mark 1:9-15 During Jesus’ baptism the love of God was revealed and given to all people; as the heavens opened, the Spirit n the form of a dove came down, and a voice from heaven was heard to say, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am wellContinue reading “Sermon for February 21, 2021”
Please remember that we are offering a drive up Ash Wednesday Service at the Lake City Untied Methodist Church from 5 PM to 6 PM today. We will not be having the imposition of the ashes due to the necessity of avoiding personal contact, but you will receive a small container of ashes for yourContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Service”
“Preparing for Lent” Mark 9:2-9 Have you ever faced a situation in life that you really would prefer to just avoid, but you know without a doubt that it is just something that you must do? Maybe filing your taxes is one example. If I could just forget about doing my taxes every year,Continue reading “Sermon February 14, 2021”
“Read the Map” Mark 1:29-39 Do you remember those days when people did not have a GPS in their car? If you are much older than me, you probably remember when we did not even have satellites above the earth. It was easy to get lost. You could be driving down the road, daydreaming,Continue reading “Sermon February 7, 2021”
Our Church Council has met, and we have decided to resume in person worship starting this coming Sunday, February 7. I should add if the weather permits. Accord to forecast, winter storms and lake effect snows are predicted. Our time for worship remains at 9:30 AM. We will be serving communion using the prepackaged juiceContinue reading “In Person Worship at St John Lutheran”
The Governance Board of the lake City United Methodist Church has met, and we have decided to resume in person worship starting this coming Sunday, February 7. Our time for worship remains at 11:00 AM. We will be serving communion using the prepackaged juice and wafer. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. WeContinue reading “In Person Worship to Resume”
“Heed the Call!” Mark 1:14-20 One day there was a Pastor standing up at the pulpit ready to preach a sermon and a stranger came walking into the church and said follow me and the world will be your parish. Immediately the pastor left his congregation as they sat waiting for a sermon and followedContinue reading “Sermon for January 24, 2021”
I originally began this BLOG as an extension to the webpage I created for the lake City United Methodist Church. I found the free setup for a BLOG provided by Spectrum to be rather basic and lacking. Of course one could criticize Spectrum’s free web tools as such across the board. I expect that ifContinue reading “A Few BLOG Updates”
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