Sermon for Sunday, January 22, 2023

Reeds were an important part of Ancient Near Eastern life.  Reeds were used by every culture for a variety of purposes.  Often woven together, the long leaves were used for baskets, making drainpipes, musical instruments, and walking sticks.  They were also used to make paper and rope.   At the crucifixion of  Jesus, a sponge was put on a long reed and was offered to Him. 

Sermon for Sunday, December 11, 2022

And Mary said,“My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,  and holy is his name.