Category: Feasts and Festivals

  • Holy Trinity

    John 3:1-17 / Trinity Series B / 03 June 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? – John 3:12 Poor Nicodemus. He comes to Jesus by night to have a little rabbi…

  • Pentecost: Wind, Fire, Words

    Acts 2:1-21 / Pentecost B / 27 May 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA Pentecost. Fifty. Fifty days after the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread there was the harvest festival. The ingathering of the winter wheat. And the celebration of the giving of the Torah to Moses on the mountain accompanied…

  • The Fact of Faith

    1 Corinthians 15 / Easter Sunday / 08 April 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA Christ is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! The resurrection of Jesus is both a matter of fact and a matter of faith.

  • Shine, Jesus Shine? Not Yet!

    Mark 9:2-9 / Transfiguration B / 19 February 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA And Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God having come with power.” (Mark 9:1) The some “some standing here” were…

  • Water, Spirit, Word – Baptism

    Mark 1:4-11 / Baptism of Our Lord B / 08 January 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the face of the Deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of…

  • Name and Circumcision of Jesus

    Luke 2:21 / Name and Circumcision of Our Lord / 01 January 2012 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:21  It’s one little verse in Luke.…

  • Christmas 2011

    John 1:14 / Christmas Day / 25 December 2011 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA Note:  I am indebted to a 1964 sermon by Rev.  Alton F. Wedel for many of the thoughts and words expressed in here.  This sermon is dedicated to his memory. – WMC The Word became Flesh and dwelt among…

  • But Wait, There’s More!

    Matthew 05:01-12 / All Saints / 06 November 2011 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA In the life of the believer, there is both the now and the not yet. What is seen is now, what is not yet is not yet seen. There is the now of faith and the not yet of…

  • Reformation: Back To The Basics

    Romans 03:19-28 / Reformation / 30 October 2011 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Romans 3:19-28) It doesn’t get more basic than that, does it? This is the heart of the Christian faith. In fact, this is what sets…

  • Holy Trinity

    Matthew 28:16-20 / Holy Trinity A / 19 June 2011 / Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit And the catholic faith is this: that we worship one God in three persons and three Persons in one God, neither confusing the…