Sunday, June 9, 2024

Third Sunday after PentecostHide and SeekRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Genesis 3:8-15, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 3:20-25, NRSVUE) The neighborhood in which I spent my elementary school years was a pretty awesome place (even if I didn’t appreciate it at the...

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Second Sunday after PentecostPride SundayRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (2 Corinthians 4:5-12/NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Mark 2:23-3:6/NRSVUE) At the last church I served, there was a box sitting on a table in the Sunday School classroom with a sign on it that said:...

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Trinity Sunday”A Proper Community”Rev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Isaiah 6:1-8/NRSVUE)Second Reading (John 3:1-17/NRSVUE) Okay, so here’s something I never imagined I’d be saying out loud in church (or anywhere else for that matter): Listen now to the...

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Day of PentecostRev. Brent Gundlah First Reading (Ezekiel 37:1-14/NRSVUE)Second Reading (Acts 2:1-21/NRSVUE) Creatio de novo is a theological term that means “creation without the use of any preexisting materials” or “creation from the new.” Because the early church...

Sunday, May 12, 2024

First Reading (Acts 1:1-11, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (Luke 24:44-53, NRSVUE)The Ascension of Christ — Rev. Brent Gundlah Today’s just one of those days — or, to be more accurate, it’s three of those days; and therein lies a problem. You see, today we get ourselves a trio...

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Sixth Sunday in Easter First Reading (1 John 5:1-6, NRSVUE)Gospel Reading (John 15:9-17, NRSVUE)”Love One Another” — Rev. Brent Gundlah In 1949 the legendary comedian Groucho Marx decided to relinquish his membership in New York’s prestigious Friars’ Club....