March 15, 2016

In Luke’s narrative associated with Palm Sunday (Luke 19: 28 - 40), palm branches do not line the way for Jesus. Cloaks are cast down instead. Laying down cloaks may have been a traditional homage paid to kings (2 Kings 9:13). Also, Luke records no “hosannas” from the...

January 9, 2016

Seems sort of obvious that we all would answer "yes." But I have been thinking about how what we do and what we profess doesn't always seem to support our "yes." 

December 30, 2015

 

Like the birth narrative in the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of Matthew contains a birth narrative that has a sign revealed to the people (a star to the magi), and invitation to seek the child, and an action in response (do not go back to the things represented by King...

December 26, 2015

This year we are reading the birth narrative (all of it, including Chapter 1) from the Gospel of Luke to help realize why God sent Jesus to earth to live among us: "Why Incarnation?"

 

Today we'll get to the part in Chapter 2 where the angel choir proclaims the good news...

December 19, 2015

This year we are reading the birth narrative of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke - all of the birth narrative in Luke, including Chapter 1. So many folks think the story begins with Chapter 2, "In those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world shoul...

December 12, 2015

Tomorrow is the Combined Christmas Choir Cantata. It is our custom to join with the folks of Godd Shepherd Lutheran and share our Christmas joy together. Generally speaking, we wonder why we don't do more together.

 

Please join us this week at the Snohomish United Metho...

December 5, 2015

Well, tomorrow we'll have some cuteness! Guaranteed!

 

Sheep are prone to wander - there will be sheep and other animals roaming all around. The pageant is designed to have toddlers play animals, costumes and all. And since toddlers wander, and we want toddlers to be who...

November 25, 2015

 

Advent begins this Sunday, November 29. Many of us will have eaten a lot of food, maybe watched some sports or shopped, and hopefully spent some time with family and friends. Are we ready to prepare for Christmas?

 

This year, we'll read the birth narrative of Jesus fro...

May 11, 2015

The Book of Acts (of the Early Church) describes a "crisis" when the leaders were accused of not adequately feeding the widows who were not of Israeli origin.

May 11, 2015

I am so proud (happy, honored, indebted, fortunate) to be an American...except when I'm not. I am so proud (happy, honored, indebted, fortunate) to be a United Methodist...except when I'm not. I'm so proud (happy, honored, indebted, fortunate) to be a mother...except w...

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