• Today
    by pricecomm on January 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    January 23, 2022/Luke 4:14-21 The Gospel of John reports Jesus’ first act of ministry taking place at a wedding party.  The sign – changing water into wine so the party could continue – revealed Jesus’ glory and introduced him to the world as more than just the son of a carpenter.  The […]

  • Reluctant Extravagance
    by pricecomm on January 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    January 16, 2022/John 2:1-11 My mother had a very simple philosophy when it came to entertaining.  Always prepare extra.  In her mind, nothing would be worse than having guests and running out of food.  Any of the food.  Any single item of food.  She prepared an abundance of everything that […]

  • Overwhelmed with Joy
    by pricecomm on January 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    January 9, 2022/Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 It is the end of the Christmas story, these twelve verses in the Gospel of Matthew.  Along with a pregnant woman who had been barren, a virgin tapped by an angel to carry the Son of God, and a bunch of shepherds keeping an eye on a… Read More […]

  • No Darkness
    by pricecomm on January 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    January 2, 2022/John 1:1-18 The darkness was thick, heavy.  Like a piece of wool wrapped over the eyes.  The kind of darkness that is darker than the dark of the night when the lamp is suddenly extinguished.  Complete darkness.  No glimmer, flicker, flash of light to be seen. The darkness was […]

  • Ten Little Fingers and Toes
    by pricecomm on December 25, 2021 at 12:17 am

    December 24, 2021/Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-20 Joseph drifted off to sleep nearly an hour ago.  Exhaustion from long trek to this place, a long night of labor, the birth of our baby.  He does well to sleep; I wish I could. The last several miles of our journey were torturous.  I knew Joseph would […]

  • A Nobody
    by pricecomm on December 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    December 5, 2021/2nd Sunday of Advent Luke 3:1-6 Last Sunday the message from Jesus was, be alert; be on guard.  This week, John the Baptizer tells us to prepare.  Prepare the way.  Get ready for the main event, because Jesus is coming. Now you and I both know it’s a lot easier to prepare […]

  • On Guard
    by pricecomm on November 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    November 28, 2021/1st Sunday of Advent Luke 21:25-36 In 2010, just before Christmas, our son, Christopher, returned home after a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.  Marines pride themselves on being “first to fight.”  And that’s what Christopher did for seven months.  Working from a FOB – […]

  • Christ Almighty
    by pricecomm on November 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    November 21, 2021/Christ the King Sunday Revelation 1:4b-8 We have a quirky relationship with royalty, here in the United States.  After all, we fought a bitter war to escape the rule of King George, all those years ago.  Royalty chafes our independent sensibilities.  The idea of a king, a […]

  • Provocation
    by pricecomm on November 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    November 14, 2021/Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25 Do you ever sit here in our sanctuary on Sunday morning and wonder where everyone is?  In March of this year, the pollsters at Gallup issued a report stating that, for the first time in its polling history, less than half of Americans claimed membership in […]

  • God’s Work
    by pricecomm on November 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    November 7, 2021/Psalm 27 You can do anything if you work hard enough. The harder you work, the more you will accomplish. God helps those who help themselves. “We live in a culture that values achievement, hard work, and success; where a person’s value is judged by his or her commitment to the […]