On the Way Pentecost 17 B / Proper 19                             September 16, 2018 Isaiah 50:4-9a    James 3:1-12   Mark 8:27-38 Pastor Susan Henry – House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Hingham MA Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We’re right smack in the middle of Mark’s telling ofRead More →

by David Rhoads Steward is a biblical term that refers to a manager who is responsible for the goods and property of another. A steward is not therefore an owner, but one who has a responsibility to an owner to treat property with care and respect. Stewardship is a term that refers toRead More →

Jim Martin-Schramm Luther College Chapel October 7, 2011 Exodus 23:10-12 (or 31:12-17) Within Limits: Remember the Sabbath Our reading this morning is from the 23rd chapter of Exodus: For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but the seventh year you shall let it restRead More →

By David Rhoads And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm andRead More →

While a critical and concerted effort is under way to ensure people hear specifically about climate change from the pulpit, there is a wide spectrum of approaches to integrate love for God’s good creation from our church leaders.  Below is a collection (which we we hope to grow) of sample sermons which lift up our connection to nature and shared resources as a part of our vocation as Christians. Enjoy and please submit other suggestions to us (here).

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Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life of a Christian community. Worship is a ritual. In ritual, we participate by immersion in a communal process that changes us by placing us in right relationship with God andRead More →