My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The First Sunday of ChristmasLuke 2:22-40 Eight days after Jesus is born, in accordance with the religious laws in Leviticus, Jesus is circumcised and named. Then, thirty-three days after Jesus is born, in accordance with the religious laws in Leviticus, the family goes to the Temple in Jerusalem to … [Read more…]

Quiltmaker God

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Fourth Sunday of AdventLuke 1:26-38, 1:47-55 Featuring The Quiltmaker’s Gift We’ve heard the stories of two women this morning: the story of Mary and the story of the Quiltmaker. And interestingly, they are both stories about wealth and poverty and the way we use and relate to our … [Read more…]

A Witness to Testify to the Light

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Third Sunday of AdventJohn 1:6-8, 19-28 We continue our journey through the season of Advent, as we watch and wait and prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ. In the first Sunday of Advent, we heard from the prophet Isaiah, “If only you would tear open the … [Read more…]

The Beginning of the Good News

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Second Sunday of AdventMark 1:1-8 This morning we continue together on our journey through the season of Advent, our journey of preparation for the coming of the Messiah. Advent is a season of waiting and watching and hoping; it is a season of introspection and preparation. The calendar … [Read more…]

Tear Open the Heavens

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The First Sunday of AdventIsaiah 64:1-9 This is the first day of the church year. We, like millions of other Christians around the world, follow the liturgical calendar, a progression of seasons and holy days. We just finished the long season of ordinary time, that stretched from Pentecost until … [Read more…]

As a Shepherd Separates

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King Christ the King SundayEzekiel 34:11-24, Matthew 25:31-46 We’ve read two bible texts this morning that share many of the same themes. On of them is quite familiar and has impacted the broader culture outside the church. The other is fairly obscure. Both are written in the wake of tragedy. … [Read more…]

Stay Woke

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King Sunday Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 In the last few years, many of us have learned a new word: “woke.” It’s gained popularity and usage through the power of the Black Lives Matter movement. As it is commonly used today, to be woke means to be enlightened. According … [Read more…]

Meet the Lord in the Air

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27A1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 In the section of the first letter to the Thessalonians that Janet read for us this morning, the three authors—the apostle Paul and his associates, Silas and Timothy—respond directly to a specific concern of the Christians in Thessalonica. And it … [Read more…]