• Always and Without Ceasing
    by pricecomm on June 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    June 26, 2022/I Thessalonians 5:11b-25, 28 What does it mean for us to be the church?  Indeed, why do we bother to wrestle with the demands and idiosyncrasies of other folk, trying to bring different views and opinions together and mold them into a cohesive body professing one faith, one belief, […]

  • One
    by pricecomm on June 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    June 19, 2022/Ephesians 4:1-16 In early May, Presbyterian Outlook published an article titled “Small but steady witness: Big lessons from little churches.”  The writer, a Presbyterian minister who had served for five years in a small, rural congregation, noted that small churches are often […]

  • What Does This Mean?
    by pricecomm on June 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    June 5, 2022/Acts 2:1-21 Over the years, we’ve grown comfortable with Pentecost.  We’ve bleached the color and drama from the original day and replaced it with bland birthday cake and innocuous hymns.  We’ve pushed the meaning of Pentecost into the past, trapping it in the verses from Acts […]

  • Do You Want to Be Made Well?
    by pricecomm on May 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    May 22, 2022/John 5:1-9 He had been ill for thirty-eight years.  John doesn’t say what was wrong with the man, just that he had been ill for thirty-eight years.  Ill, and lying near the pool with other invalids – blind, lame, and paralyzed, John writes.  So maybe this man also was blind, or […]

  • Ready, Set, Go!
    by pricecomm on May 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    May 15, 2022/John 17:6-19 Have you noticed the new trend on Facebook?  People are posting pictures – lots and lots of pictures.  But these aren’t the kinds of pictures we see during the rest of the year.  No, these pictures are unique to this season of the year, this late-May-to-early-June […]

  • Hearing the Familiar for the First Time
    by pricecomm on May 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    May 8, 2022/Psalm 23 On any given Sunday during the course of worship, we find ourselves repeating ancient words that have been inscribed on our hearts through years of church-going, study, and prayer.  The Apostles’ Creed.  The Lord’s Prayer.  The laudatory, thanks-filled words of the […]

  • Called Again
    by pricecomm on May 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    May 1, 2022/John 21:1-19 I distinctly remember the one New Year’s Eve that Jeff and I did anything other than fall asleep in front of the TV well before the midnight hour. We had won an overnight stay at a bed-and-breakfast inn in Tryon, and we decided to cash in our award the last day… Read […]

  • Dim Easter Light
    by pricecomm on April 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    April 17, 2022/Easter Sunday – Luke 24:1-12 We arrive in this place on Easter morning with only a dim recollection of the events of the preceding week lingering in our minds.  We’ve moved on, gotten past that bittersweet last supper, tried to block the betrayals from our memories, closed our […]

  • Ugly Feet
    by pricecomm on April 16, 2022 at 12:00 am

    April 15, 2022/Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 It was the normal chit-chat between people who don’t know each other beyond offering a non-personal greeting or comment on the weather.  We were waiting outside the group exercise studio for the earlier class to end.  I don’t think she would […]

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
    by pricecomm on April 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    April 10, 2022/Palm/Passion Sunday Luke 22:14-34 For its time, the movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in what would be his last movie was avant garde, startling, daring.  It was 1967, after all.  Things were beginning to change, but slowly.  The U.S. Supreme Court declared state […]