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  • God Gives The Growth

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on May 9, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,321 views

    ROGATION - Spring Farm Blessing - Some may think that it’s our efforts that produce growth, but the credit really belongs to God. Includes three jokes related to farming!

    Additional texts: Ezekiel 34:25-31 Psalm 65 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Gospel text of your choosing Grace to you and peace, from God our Father,and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ. Amen One spring, a farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm. The fields were grown over with ...read more

  • Fed At The Table Of Jesus

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,713 views

    Pentecost 13A: First person sermon. The table scraps that Jesus graciously offers the Canaanite woman’s daughter is better than her daughter usually is treated. However little faith we have, that’s enough for Jesus to work with.

    Grace to you and peace, sisters and brothers in Christ, for though we all are Gentiles, Christ welcomes us to the house of faith. Amen Thank you for welcoming me to your house of worship today. Earlier in my life— when I was a few thousand years younger— a woman would not have been ...read more

  • Listening To The Woman At The Well

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,019 views

    Lent 3A: First person sermon. The Samaritan woman recounts her meeting with Jesus, and how sharing with others what God has done in your life can help your faith grow.

    Grace to you and peace, sisters and brothers, from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus— who is * the Messiah. Amen I have a story to tell you today about something that happened when I was much younger, a few thousand years younger. It happened when I was living in the small ...read more

  • Giving Thanks

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Oct 19, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,936 views

    Thanksgiving C: We give thanks, not just for all the things God gives us, but because of who God is and who God has called us to be. Illustration from the Pilgrims.

    Grace to you and peace, brothers and sisters in Christ— blessed by God, blessed to be a blessing. Amen Thanksgiving is here again— the beginning of the holiday season. Supposedly this is the end of fall, though there’s no doubt this year that winter is already here to stay. But Thanksgiving ...read more

  • The Last Laugh Belongs To Christ

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Apr 13, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,274 views

    Easter C: In jokes, the third person often provides the punch line. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus raised two people from the dead, but his resurrection was different-- God’s punch line.

    Please join me again in proclaiming the Easter greeting: Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! Among our brothers and sisters in Christ in Eastern Orthodox traditions, Easter is a time for humor. After the seriousness of Lent, and the heaviness of Holy Week, Easter ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Gracious And Merciful Gardener

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Mar 14, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,859 views

    Lent 3C: Looking past the Law and the barren fig tree, we find the Good News that Jesus let himself be cut down rather than let the fig tree (us) be cut down.

    With One Voice # 713 - Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil Let us pray: Lord, let our hearts be good soil. Plant the seed of your Word in our minds and hearts, and help it to bring forth fruit in our lives. Amen Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen at all? ...read more

  • The Body Of Christ: God And Us

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Feb 5, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,608 views

    Epiphany 3C: We fill many roles in the Body of Christ, but God fills the most important parts of brain, heart, and lungs.

    Grace to you and peace, from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ. The carpenter’s tools had a meeting. Brother Hammer was the chair. The members informed him that he must leave, because he was too noisy. But Brother Hammer said, "If I am to leave this carpenter’s shop, ...read more

  • Road Construction

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,070 views

    Advent 2C: God wants to build (or improve) the road between our hearts and God.

    Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ. Have you ever noticed the differences between old roads and new roads? The condition of the pavement-- or the lack of it, how straight the road is, if it’s in a hilly area, how steep the terrain. All can ...read more

  • Inside Out

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Sep 21, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 960 views

    St Matthew’s Day: The call of Matthew is a reminder that Jesus calls outsiders. Fortunately, Jesus turns the tables on us, turning everyone into an outsider, called to follow him.

    May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen Have you ever wondered, why did Matthew get up? I don’t mean, why did he get up in the morning to go to work. Why did Matthew get up... and follow Jesus? I ...read more