A God of Surprises

A sermon for Pentecost 8 Proper 12 Year A from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs                     Genesis 29:15-28 & Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   “When morning came, it was Leah!” Surpri-i-i-se! Perhaps we should have seen it coming. Jacob the Trickster, so richly and delightfully (to us, anyway) … More A God of Surprises

Finding Bethel

A Sermon for Pentecost 7 Proper 11 Year A  from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs Genesis 28: 10-19a & Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23     So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the … More Finding Bethel

Sibling Rivalry

A sermon for Pentecost 6, Proper 10, Year A  from     The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs                Genesis 25:19-34 &  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. … More Sibling Rivalry

Loosening the Yoke

A sermon from the Rev. Linda Mackie-Griggs.   Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30                                       5 Pentecost, Year A (9 July 2017) We have this dog. Bartlett. A rescue who came to us last November. He’s sweet and smart, and he’s very well behaved. Most of the time. Not long ago he and I were wrapping up our afternoon … More Loosening the Yoke

Unlikely Mirrors

  God tested Abraham. He said to him “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am’. He (GOD) said.   “ Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you”. So two … More Unlikely Mirrors