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MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER

Jonah 3:1-10 Matthew 12:38-50 The Rev. Helen Havlik Lent 2 March 8, 2020 Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays) that gives us time for getting closer to God. This year our theme for Lent is Called to the Cross, as we travel the road to Jerusalem with...

GLIMPSE OF GLORY

II Peter 2:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 The Rev. Helen Havlik Transfiguration February 23, 2020 The time after Epiphany, January 6, traditionally has been set aside for reflection about Jesus, the mystery of God become flesh, living among us. In the early days, Jesus preached...

GUIDING LIGHT

Matthew 5:21-37 The Rev. Helen Havlik 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 16, 2020 Matthew tells us that one day, while crowds listen in, Jesus speaks to his disciples about what it means to follow him. We’ve heard that those who follow Jesus are to be aware of their...

SHARING THE LIGHT

Matthew 5:13-20 The Rev. Helen Havlik 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 9, 2020  Matthew tells us that one day, while crowds listen in, Jesus speaks to his disciples about what it means to follow him. Last week we heard that those who follow Jesus are to be...

BLESS YOU

Matthew 5:1-12 The Rev. Helen Havlik 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 2, 2020 When I was in Israel many years ago, we visited the Mount of the Beatitudes—traditional site of what we call the Sermon on the Mount. A church has been built on a hill overlooking the...

THIS FOR THAT

Matthew 4:12-23 The Rev. Helen Havlik 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 26, 2020 A couple of Sundays ago we remembered the baptism of Jesus, an event that tells us who Jesus is and begins to tell us who we are: people called by God to serve the needs of a hurting...

What’s it Worth to You?

Matthew 2:13-23 The Rev. Helen Havlik 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 19, 2020 Our focus in January and February is discipleship. We can be disciples of anyone, really—some people or groups who attract followers on Facebook or Twitter are worthy of “following.”...

IN THE BEGINNING

Matthew 3:13-17 The Rev. Helen Havlik Baptism of the Lord January 12, 2020 This year between now and Lent, our focus is discipleship. Another word for disciple, of course, is student. Or follower. We can be disciples of anyone, really—some people or groups who attract...

GOD WITH US

Matthew 1:18-25 The Rev. Helen Havlik Christmas 2/Epiphany January 5, 2020 The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about this baby, Jesus, who was born so long ago. Who is he really? What’s the lasting meaning of his life? And what does this mean for us?...

FREE FOR ALL

John 4:1-15     The Rev. Helen Havlik     33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time     November 17, 2019 The greatest commandments as presented by Jesus are easy to remember: “love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.” Which...