Sermon: Persistence

Persistence October 16, 2022 – Proper 24 Luke 18:1-8 Michael Swartz Luke 18:1-8 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.  He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for...

Sermon: Rekindle the Gift

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022 CHURCH OF PEACE WORLD COMMUNION Sunday Pastor Michael Swartz   In the gospel the disciples ask Jesus, “increase our faith.” One way to understand the cumulative power of worshipping together on Sunday mornings is to develop an...

Sermon: Lazarus

Lazarus Treasure in Heaven September 25, 2022 – Peace Rev. Michael Swartz Luke 16: 19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named...

Sermon: “Scandal”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Proper 20C Church of Peace Michael Swartz “…casting all your cares on Him because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7 Spoiler alert, I will be talking about Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.  And I refer to the...

Sermon: “Where Were You?”

Where were you? September 11, 2022 Michael Swartz Where were you on September 11, 2001?  It is one of those questions that a generation can answer. 9/11 ranks with December 7, 1941 and the bombing of Pearl Harbor; November 22, 1963 when John F. Kennedy was...

“Backstory”

Backstory Philemon 1-21 September 4, 2022 Michael Swartz When I think of the current war in Ukraine, and the Russian invasion under Putin, there is a backstory.  The Soviet Union was an Ally in WWII. Former British prime minister Winston Churchill in a speech in...

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