Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fishing for People

We know the call story of Jesus’ disciples by heart. All four Gospels have different variations. In Mark and Matthew, Jesus calls Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John while walking on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. He invites them to follow him and tells them that he will make them fish for people…. Read more

Listening for God’s Call

In the next few months, Trinity will be entering a period of discernment as together you search for a new pastor. An important part of that process is listening: listening to each other, listening to the needs of the Martin community, and listening to what God is calling you to be and to do. As… Read more

I am retiring….

I am retiring. Of course, most of you already know that because I announced it at the session retreat on Saturday and before worship on Sunday. I don’t think the announcement was a big surprise because I am at that season of my life. My last Sunday will be March 1. My last day in… Read more

The Mystery of the Incarnation

One of my favorite parts of any Lessons and Carols Service during Advent or Christmas is the final reading of John 1:1-14 entitled “The Mystery of the Incarnation.” John’s words are beautiful, poetic, and as full of grace and truth as the One he describes. (John 1:14) When the worship service is on Christmas Eve,… Read more