Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord – Br. James Koester

(this sermon was preached at the baptism of Sarah Rose Maarten-Hidalgo)

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Rose, I want to begin this morning by putting you on the spot. It is not that I want to embarrass you, but I do want to say thank you. Thank you Rose! Thank you Rose, for what you are doing this morning is hugely significant. Today is an important day for you. But it is also an important day for us who witness your baptism. Continue reading

Sermon for Christmas 2 – Br. David Allen

Matthew 2:13-23

In today’s Gospel reading we heard the words, “An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream,” three times. The first time those words occurred was while Joseph was still in Bethlehem soon after the wise men from the East had left to return to their own country by another road than that by which they had come. (Mt. 2:13) Continue reading