Meditations 2015

January 2015

Reading, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8/ Meditation, “For everything there is a season,” January 4th

Reading, Mark 1:14-20/ Meditation, “The very first time I held my first firstborn child,” January 11th

Reading, 1Sam 3:3B-10, 19/ Meditation, “I’m sure you all know that tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day,” January 18th

Reading, Mark 1:9-13/ Meditation, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near,” January 25th

February 2015

Reading, Luke 17:20-21/ Meditation, “So last week I received some good feedback,” February 1st

Reading, Mark 1:29-39/ Meditation, “I can clearly remember when I was in class,” February 8th

Reading, Genesis 9:8-15/ Meditation, “The old minister was having a cup of tea,” February 22nd

March 2015

Reading, John 3:14-21/ Meditation, “Last Friday, Beth, Zoe, Percy and I went to the zoo…,” March 15th

Reading, John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33B-45 / Meditation, “I remember the day that Carter came to The Center,” March 22nd

April 2015

Reading, Matthew 18:1-10/ Meditation, “2,000 + years ago some-thing happened,” Easter, April 5th

Reading, John 20:19-31/ Meditation, “You know, sometimes I think Thomas gets a bad rap,” April 12th

Reading, Luke 24:13-35/ Meditation, “I have a Friday friend,” April 19th

Reading, John 10:1-6/ Meditation, “What a coincidence to have this reading this afternoon,” April 26th

May 2015

Reading, “The Hands of God” by Rev. Paul Sanders/ Meditation, “Hands do the bidding of the mind and the soul,” May 3rd

June 2015

Reading, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26/ Meditation, “Many of you already know that in 2008,” June 7

Reading, Mark 4:26-34/ Meditation, “Last week I spoke about the historical inaccuracies of Mark’s Gospel,” June 14

Reading, Mark 4:35-41/ Meditation, “We have had a lot of rain these days,” June 21

Reading, Mark 5:24b-34/ Meditation, “Human beings have often had a confusing relationship with our bodies,” June 28

July 2015

Reading, Mark 6:1-6 / Meditation, “As many of you know, Bill & I have four adult daughters,” July 5

Reading, Mark 6:7-13 / Meditation, “OK, here we are–believe it or not–halfway through summer,” July 12

Reading, Mark 6:30-34 / Meditation, “So, as I read this Gospel early last week and I said to myself,” July 19

August 2015

Reading / Meditation, “Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People,” August 16

Reading, John 6:60-69 / Meditation, “Most of you know that my mom passed away last May,” August 23

Meditation, “When my children were little, I set their bedtimes,” August 30

September 2015

Reading, Mark 7:31-37 / Meditation, “OK, in a minute, I’d like everyone to close their ears,” September 6

Reading, Matthew 5:43-48 / Meditation, “If I was to chose the hardest teaching in the whole Bible,” September 13

Reading, Mark 9:33-37 / Meditation, “I can’t imagine who hasn’t seen. . . .,” September 20

Reading, Mark 9:43-48 / Meditation, “I have a confession to make. . . .,” September 27

October 2015

Reading, Matthew 6:5-14 / Meditation, “An unemployed father of four is going for his second interview,” October 4

Reading, Mark 10:17-22 / Meditation, “I would like to tell you one more story,” October 11

Reading, Mark 10:35-45 / Meditation, “Well, some things never change, do they?,” October 18

Reading, Mark 10:46-52 / Meditation, “Jericho, I have been told, is the oldest inhabited city on Earth,” October 25

November 2015

Reading, Matthew 5:1-12 / Meditation, “So last week I looked at the reading; it was the beatitudes. . . . ,” November 1

December 2015

Reading, Luke 2:1-7/ Meditation, “Ah, the first Sunday of Advent!,” December 6