Other (church-based) writings

A short record of what pieces point to churchish writing once I received my first call (October 1, 2014).

Generosity
Generous Thankfulness [Monthly Newsletter Message 11.01.2014]
Giving Away the Building [Monthly Newsletter Message 07.2017]
Pencil Pusher [Monthly Newsletter Message 09.2017]

The Reformation
Why Reformation Sunday? [bulletin commentary 10.26.2014]
Children’s Sermon: Coloring Community
Is Or About? Sermon on the 500th Anniversary of Reformation
In the News: Churches Mark 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Participating in the Liturgy
A Reflection For Ash Wednesday – 2016
A Reflection For Ash Wednesday – 2017
A Reflection on Spring – 2017
Decluttering During Lent – 2017
Children’s Sermon on Lent
Eastertide – 2017
Letter of Call
My First Baptism
Sharing Communion: My First Time
Blessing of the Animals – the Record
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – Gathering hymn and all singing
Bulletin Commentary: Confessing Our Sins
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – God’s Story
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – “Lift Up Your Hearts”
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – Telling God’s Story
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – Creed
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – Prayers of the Day
Children’s Sermon: Better Know A Liturgy – Stand Up and Down
Children’s Sermon: What’s a Prayer?
Children’s Sermon on Baptism Candles
Children’s Sermon on Ordinary Water in Baptisms
Children’s Sermon on Christ as King
Christ the King vs Reign of Christ
Children’s Sermon on Advent
Children’s Sermon on Evergreens
Children’s Sermon on the Transfiguration
Don’t Rush to Easter
Children’s Sermon: Why Seashells at Baptism?
The Quiet of Palm and Passion Sunday
Children’s Sermon: What’s a blessing?

DOGMA (or something)
When the Holy Spirit Shows Up
Children’s Sermon: Trinity As Family
A couple of ways to describe the Holy Spirit
Children’s Sermon: why I lit a fire in the baptismal font.
Children’s sermon: Eating Trinity

Christian Life
Springing Into Lent [Monthly Newsletter Message 3.01.2016]
Confirmation: Entrusting the faith [Monthly Newsletter Message 06.01.2017]
Children’s Sermon: Forgive 77 times.
Children’s Sermon: What’s Call?
Children’s Sermon: Pledging to God
Children’s Sermon: What the Heart Means in Scripture
Children’s Sermon: The Call To Give Testimony
High Expectations

Advocacy
In the News: Passing the Peace (interfaith service for unity)
In the News: Pascack Valley Regional High School District reintroduces transgender policy
Attending a Rally to Save the ACA
A Brief Before the US Supreme Court
I Stand With the JCC Rally
A Letter to the Emerson School Board
A Pastoral Post Election Letter (signed by ELCA throughout New Jersey)
A Pastoral Letter Condemning Antisemitism (signed by ELCA throughout New Jersey and New York)
In the News: Churches Mark 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation