Entries by Deane Zeeman

Pentecost 2 ~ Hospitality

June 18 2017 Readings: Genesis 18:1-15 ~ Matthew 9:35-10:8 Hospitality Abraham sees three strangers approaching his tent in the heat of the day.  He jumps up an invites them to sit a spell under the shade of the tree.  He offers them water to wash their dusty feet and bread to refresh them for their […]

Pentecost ~ Speaking the Language of the People

 June 5 2017 Readings: Acts 2:1-21 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 ~ John 7:37-39 The 1950s were rich with fantasy novels like C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Tapping into the imaginations of children and adults alike, Lewis invites readers to join four children on their adventures in Narnia.  Together with Aslan, the lion who is God, […]

Easter 7

May 28 2017 Readings: Acts 1: 6-14 ~ 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 ~ John 17: 1-11 Its been seven weeks since Easter but our gospel is still with Jesus on the night before the crucifixion. It’s almost time for him to begin the journey from the cross to the resurrection. Jesus has done his best […]

Easter 6

May 21 2017 Readings: Acts 17:22-31 ~ 1 Peter 3:13-22 ~ John 15:15-21 Last week, we listened in as Jesus tried to comfort his disciples on the night before his death.  Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God and trust in me.  Death is not the end of the story.  I’m just going […]

Easter 4 ~ The Shepherd’s Voice

May 7 2017 Readings: Acts 2:42-47 ~ Peter 2: 19-25 ~ John 10:1-10 Even on the rainiest of days, I wake up to a chorus of birds singing outside my bedroom window. It a welcome, joyful sound even at 5 am. As the day unfolds, all of us are bombarded with the sound of many […]