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17 Mar. 2019 (2 Lent, Year C), "Outsource your Worries to God" by Josette Keelor

17 Feb. 2019 (6 Epiphany, Year C), "Living the Beatitudes" by Josette Keelor

-- It’s a paradox of our society that we strive for earthly wealth even though we can’t take it with us when we die. But while we strive for all this stuff, all this food, all this recognition and glory, we make ourselves less capable of understanding the type of wealth that awaits us in heaven.

2 Sept. 2018 (16 Pentecost, Year B), "Farming the Word of God" by Josette Keelor

-- “Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.” -- James 1:17-27

6 May 2018 (6 Easter, Year B), "Choose to Conquer the World" by Josette Keelor

-- Don't be of the world; conquer the world.

7 January 2018 (1 Epiphany, Year B), "The True Nature of Light", by Tim Hall
  --  By our baptism in the name of Lord Jesus, God wants Jesus’ light to shine through us.

31 Dec 2017 (1 Christmas, Year B) "Go in Faith," by Josette Keelor
  -- These are the gestures that change the world.

17 December 2017 (3 Advent, Year B), "Advent Stories", by Tim Hall
  --  "People, look East and sing today, Love the Lord is on the way."

19 November 2017 (24 Pentecost, Year A), "Giving Thanks", by Tim Hall
  --  A homily for Thanksgiving and our annual Community Harvest Luncheon.

5 Nov 2017 (22 Pentecost, Year A) "Good Samaritan, or Good PR?", by Josette Keelor
These are questions today’s Gospel reading asks us. These are the situations Jesus cautions us to avoid.

15 October 2017 (19 Pentecost, Year A), "Will you come?", by Tim Hall
  --  God himself has prepared a feast for us.  Will you come"  Or are you too busy?

30 July 2017 (8 Pentecost, Year A), "Horticulture for our Souls", by Tim Hall
  --  Good Shepherd is a small church.  A mustard seed among churches.  But we will never know what wonderful flowering may be in store for us unless we heed the advice of the many horticultural parables Jesus shared.

23 July 2017 (7 Pentecost, Year A), "Wheat or Weeds?", by Tim Hall 
  -- We need to ask the Lord to use us in ways we may not know or understand to further his Kingdom.

16 July 2017 (6 Pentecost, Year A), "Spirit-filled Soul Soil", by Tim Hall 
  --  “Listen!  Let anyone with ears listen!”  Did you notice the explanation marks?  Jesus is telling his disciples and us important stuff.  And he's imploring us to listen. 

2 July 2017 (4 Pentecost, Year A), "Welcoming Others, Welcoming God", by Tim Hall
  --  Abraham’s faith is profoundly challenged in this morning’s reading from Genesis.

18 June 2017 (2 Pentecost, Year A), "Echo of the Trinity", by Tim Hall 
  -- Like Abraham, we must look for God in all people and act accordingly. Be brave, show compassion, have faith, keep trying.

16 April 2017 (Easter Sunday, Year A), "New Life", by The Rev. Dr. Ralph Bayfield 
  -- The prominence of women as the first people to experience the resurrection of Jesus and the power of Easter cannot be denied...

14 April 2017 (Good Friday, Year A),  "Good Friday Today", by The Rev. Dr. Ralph Bayfield 
  -- “Christianity does not ask us to live in the shadow of the cross, but in the fire of the Holy Spirit of its creative action."

9 April 2017 (Palm Sunday, Year A), "Tragic Triumph", by The Rev. Dr. Ralph Bayfield 
  -- Jesus intended to break the world's victory/defeat and triumph/tragedy sequence by creating a Trinity sequence.

19 Mar 2017 (3 Lent, Year A), "Is the Lord Among Us?", by Tim Hall

5 Mar 2017  (1 Lent, Year A) "Creation Rediscovered", by Tim Hall

19 Feb 2017 (7 Epiphany, Year A) "Jesus the Radical", by Tim Hall

5 Feb 2017 (5 Epiphany, Year A) "Salt of the Earth", by Josette Keelor
  -- You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. In other words, you matter.

4 Dec 2016 (2 Advent, Year A) "Comfort in Little Lent", by Tim Hall
  --  A short homily for Lessons & Carols

3 April 2016 (2 Easter, Year C) "A World of Doubt", by Josette Keelor 
  -- In today’s gospel reading, Jesus appears to his apostles after rising from the dead. He brings them peace and calls them to be messengers for God. The moment would be miraculous however it happened, but the story takes on a second meaning because Thomas wasn’t there to witness it.

16 August 2015 (12 Pentecost, Year B) "Bread of Life", by Josette Keelor 
   -- Do you have the bread of heaven, or is your life full of empty calories?

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