• 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 […]

  • The Patient Gardener
    by pricecomm on March 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    March 20, 2022/Luke 13:1-9 If you spend much time in the garden and pay attention to what’s happening out there, you learn some things.  You learn that some plants bear sweeter fruit if they’re a little stressed – like grapevines.  You learn that some plants appreciate extra water during […]

  • A Mother Hen
    by pricecomm on March 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    March 13, 2019/2nd Sunday in Lent Luke 13:31-35 Even before he was born, she quit her job as a bookkeeper for the little appliance store on Main Street.  That’s what women did in those days – they stayed home, tending their brood like mother hens.  So for his entire life, that is until he […]

  • Being Human
    by pricecomm on March 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    March 6, 2022/Luke 4:1-13 The number forty shows up a lot in the biblical texts.  Moses and the children of Israel wander through the wilderness for forty years before they finally arrive at the promised land.  Noah and his family and gathered pairs of creatures sail for forty days as rains flood […]

  • Have Mercy
    by pricecomm on March 3, 2022 at 1:00 am

    March 2, 2022 – Ash Wednesday/Psalm 51:1-17 Lent is not a particularly popular season in the church.  Who can get excited about forty days of down-on-ourselves-because-we’re-such-horrible-sinners time?  At least during Advent we can focus on the pretty decorations and the presents and the […]