We celebrate the shortest day of the year by reminding ourselves to pass on the light of Christ and bask in the light that came in the darkness. The real sermon text is “The Shortest Day” by Susan Cooper.
A celebration of All Saints’ Day.
Preached by Nathan Willard on January 5, 2014 in Ankeny UCC Sermon Text John 1:1-18 We get uncomfortable with the myths and mysteries of our faith, the things that go beyond our facts. With the incarnation, we are reminded that Jesus remains bigger than the worldview we can imagine. Here, we are able to transcend… Continue reading Lighting Up the World
This was, again, a bit different. We were off the lectionary for the day as I collaborated with an old friend and mentor, Pete Knapp. Pete had been my confirmation mentor, and had an amazing career doing research into Agricultural safety issues that led to much safer working conditions all over the world. In retirement,… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
In my third year in Divinity School, I was given the wonderful opportunity to work with Rev. Alan Froggatt, Rev. Angie Menke Ballou, Mary Jane Clark, Bob Lague and Karen Mouton at Second Congregational Church of Beverly . This church does a wonderful job of honoring tradition while making space for new forms of worship,… Continue reading A New Light for a New Year