Sermons on Luke

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
Luke 2:1-7 Preached FCCW, December 24, 2017

We come to the last in this Advent sermon series on Finding Sacred Truths in Secular Christmas Songs.
In case you didn’t recognize that tune, it’s “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays.”
Those words capture one of the enduring charms of Christmas time; that sense that there really is “no place like home for the holidays” which compels us, no matter how far away we’ve roamed, to return to our roots to celebrate the season, and to experience that sense of belonging that we all yearn for.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Luke 1:5-7 and Mark 1:1-8

Preached FCCW, December 3, 2017

Friday morning, while posting the daily UCC Devotional to the Church Facebook page, a post in my news feed from the Westminster Police Department caught my eye.

It wasn’t the usual warning about telephone scammers, an Amber Alert or even a traffic advisory.

This post announced that Santa Claus is coming to town.

That’s right! He’s coming here to Westminster!

The announcement listed the times and places where he would be, and detailed instructions to follow if you wanted to meet the jolly old elf in person.

Note to Self

512px-postit_largeLuke 12:13-21
Preached FCCW, November 6, 2016

One day, a scientist working in a 3M laboratory stumbled across an adhesive
that permitted paper to be stuck, removed and re-stuck to surfaces without doing any damage.

Can’t Get Here From There

Luke 16:19-31 Preached FCCW, September 25, 2016 Some types of jokes never go out of style. “Pearly-Gate” jokes are a good example. You know, those jokes that begin with someone who has died being confronted by St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, where there is always some sort of test that the person must pass more »

Bad Apple/Good Example

Luke 16:1-13 Preached FCCW, September 18, 2016   Never underestimate the power of an emoticon. Those little yellow happy or sad faces that you can add to your emails and texts, can make all the difference in whether or not someone correctly understands what it is you are trying to say. Since most face to more »