Month: November 2018

Who’s Afraid of King Friday the Thirteenth?

Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was one of my favorite shows when I was growing up. This children’s television show aired on public television from 1968 to 2001 and was viewed by millions of children, probably some of you in this room remember him. Many Read More …

Thanksgiving Eve Homily

Thanksgiving Eve Service, November 21, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Is anyone here completely free of worries? Like nothing is weighing on your mind? Or you’re not feeling anxious about your job, family, home, the nation, climate change, or the Thanksgiving meal you may be preparing? Yeah, I thought so. I can see we’re Read More …

Come and See

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, November 11, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Our Gospel text for today is a story that many of us have probably heard many times. A poor widow goes into the temple and gives all that she has to the treasury (which isn’t that much – the two coins mentioned were Read More …

Our Beloved Saints

All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Eight men and three women were martyred in a synagogue four hours northwest of us eight days ago. They were not Christian martyrs, and they did not set out last Saturday morning, to give their lives for their faith. They went to Shabbat, Hebrew Read More …