When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. [Matthew 1:24-25 NRSV] MARCH 19, 2022 — Today the Church commemorates Joseph, Guardian of our Lord.Continue reading “JOSEPH, GUARDIAN OF OUR LORD”
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WHOM SHALL I FEAR?
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? [Psalm 27:1] This Sunday many will hear Psalm 27 read in your worship services. When I was in parish ministry, there were several psalms that I always had at the ready whenever I would visit parishioners inContinue reading “WHOM SHALL I FEAR?”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.” [John 14:27 NRSV] Monday, February 28 was my final day as Acting Bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA. It wasContinue reading “SHALOM”