Pastor Vickers

December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

In this season where, as we just heard, our theme is expectation, today we have a gospel reading that deals with expectations—plural. John the Baptist, as he sits in prison because he […]
December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

What’s the deal with John the Baptist? Why isn’t he John the Lutheran? Well, his title doesn’t refer to the Christian denomination Baptist who take their name from the fact […]
November 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

What does it look like to be ready? We picture the sprinter on starting block, all poised, muscle and sinew, all attention to that silence before the report of the starter’s pistol; some […]
November 20, 2016

Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday after Pentecost)

“Remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Eight words preceded by an acknowledgment of guilt: “We are getting what our deeds deserve.” And an acknowledgment of Jesus’ righteousness: “This man has done […]
November 13, 2016

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

“The Cubs have won the World Series. Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States. If Jesus were to come back today, I would not […]