“Once upon a time…” – A sermon on the Book of Job for October 7, 2012

Once upon a time… How many books did you read, or have read to you, as a child that started like that? As a child when you open a book that says that, you know in the end that it’s all going to work out and be okay. Ten minutes later not only would everything be okay gain, but it would be better than ever. We don’t often get stories that start out with “once upon a time” in the Bible. But we do today. The book of Job starts with these words: There was once a man in the … Continue reading “Once upon a time…” – A sermon on the Book of Job for October 7, 2012

A Prayer for Good Friday

Let us pray: Prince of Peace, redeemer of us all, crucified God, we have gathered at the foot of the cross, and at the entrance to the tomb, and we have rolled the stone across it. The world sometimes does it’s worst, even to those who don’t deserve it. You know that, because you once lived as one of us, loved as one of us, and died as one of us. Tonight we leave, as your disciples did centuries ago, knowing our friend is gone, and that a good man has died. The ones who knew you and loved you … Continue reading A Prayer for Good Friday