Pastor’s Notes

“Hometown Boy Makes Good.” I imagine the headlines if 1st century Palestine had a newspaper. When Jesus stood at the reader’s lectern in his home synagogue in Nazareth, he chose a very specific passage from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah to describe his…

Pastor’s Notes

“Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:4)  I’ve noticed a “magic” in weddings over the years.  It takes ordinary people after the rehearsal dinner and transforms them for just a moment into kings and queens…royalty!  And the agent of this transformation—the Mother of the…

Pastor’s Notes

“Full of grace!”  The description of the best Christmas ever!  The Greek word that St. Luke used for Mary literally means, “favored to the greatest possible degree.” One author claims,it was “the strongest word Luke could use to show how much God loved Mary…