January 13th Worship: Church services canceled today due to snow

Sermons by The Rev. Dr. Tom Blair

A Prison Host

When we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the local leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, he said to them, “Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, yet…

Abstract painting of people gathered

Gathered by God

[ A note to the reader: For our 2018 Summer Sermon Series, our messages will be preached without a manuscript. As our scripture lessons will be drawn from the book of the Acts of the Apostles (which contains something like 26 ‘sermons’ on its own), there is no record of a ‘text’ that the various…

Tending, Feeding, Loving and Leading

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”…

Shadows of people walking

Making Space: A Stranger’s Mercy

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them,…