Lyle didn't often pay attention in class, or so it seemed. He was a big boy; one of the offensive linemen whose job was to keep the opposing team from getting to me, the quarterback. At one of our first practices of the season, he accidentally stepped on my throwing hand. He felt pretty bad about it already, having heard about it from everybody at school. And so when he heard my dad begin to talk about his 'pair of cleats' in confirmation class he audibly sighed...."aw, come on..."
My dad smiled, and said "ok Lyle, tell us about it." This was going to take us down a path he didn't want to go, but dad was also a high school teacher, and seemed to know what he was doing.
Lyle began his tale again. '...rain, ...it was an accident..., slippery field, need for traction, cleats, it was an accident...'
"Yes, Lyle, we know, but what can you tell us about the Paraclete?" Poor Lyle was, as usual, thoroughly confused.
Join us this weekend, as we try to clarify, once again, what we mean when we talk about the Paraclete, God's advocate, and not our 'pair of cleats', our rainy weather footwear. We gather for worship on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. See you there!
Sermon for Sunday, May 10th, 2015. Gospel: John 15:9-17
Ever heard of Monica? She was a mother extraordinaire! She was most especially known for her faithful nurturing of her son. She lived in modern Algeria, in northern Africa, born circa 325 AD.
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 29 and on that day, Pastor Karla will kick off our next “Everything From…” series of classes with “Let there Be…Stuff?” a six-session curriculum that helps Christians explore the relationship between their consumption, their faith, and the health of the planet.