Tag Archives: COVID-19

Getting Our Worship Muscle Back in Shape

I didn’t make it to the gym during the two weeks we were on vacation. I admit that I thought about going to the gym. I even looked up where the gym was. There was nothing keeping me from going … Continue reading

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COVID, Advent, and Hope

As I sit down to type out this post, the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are said to be made available in Delaware (where I live) and throughout The United States. Over the last nine months, the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading

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Hope Keeps Us Awake

[Sermon preached on November 29th, 2020 at Avenue United Methodist Church. First sermon in our series, “A Thrill of Hope.”] Our family stayed home on Thanksgiving and while we missed seeing our extended family, we had a lot fun together … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Easter

[Easter Message Preached at Avenue United Methodist Church on April 12, 2020] When I was a child, I can remember the excitement surrounding Easter in our small country church. Sunrise service was followed by breakfast in our church basement prepared … Continue reading

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What I Am Re-Learning Two Weeks Into a Pandemic

The world as we know it has changed. The Coronavirus outbreak is changing the ways in which we live our lives. It is prevented our churches from meeting over the next two weeks, and in Delaware, it looks like it … Continue reading

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From Fear to Mission

Sermon Text from John 20:19-23 amid the COVID-19 Outbreak The scripture lesson this morning is a post-resurrection encounter between Jesus and his disciples. It is Sunday evening, just a few hours after the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene. … Continue reading

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Nothing Will Separate Us

(Sermon I preached March 22, 2020 at Avenue United Methodist Church) On June 19, 2006, Andrea and I made our way to Kent General to prepare for the birth of our eldest daughter, Abigail. Abbie was already ten days late, … Continue reading

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