How Many Workers!

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor B. McCormick on Sunday, June 18, 2017 After two chapters of miraculous healings, Matthew begins to wrap up his Gospel with a summary of the substance of Christian Ministry. Teaching the faithful, proclaiming the good news and showing compassion, this scripture serves as Matthew’s definition of discipleship and what […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, May 28, 2017 What does it mean to be the church today? Here’s my simple answer. What it means to be the church today is not to be something that we are not, but to be something that we are. There—sermon’s over. We can […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, May 21, 2017 By the way, did I tell you I have a new grandchild in my family? Her name is Violet. We have a Juniper, now we have a Violet! Little plants that we water! She was born yesterday at Overland Park Regional […]

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Shaping Leaders for the Church

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, May 14, 2017 Parting words come in a lot of different ways. A president gives a farewell address. A professor delivers her last lecture, thinking of graduation today. Someone offers final words to somebody they love. This week I was with my mom in […]

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The road to Emmaus story is a story all about movement – movement on a road and movement at a table; movement of individuals, movement of disciples, an entire faith on the move. In the 24th chapter of Luke, the verses we heard this morning, there is much movement, containing at least nine verbs that […]

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Is Easter Over?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 23, 2017 Is Easter over? Has it come and gone? We had Easter Sunday and, now, this is the Sunday after Easter. Do we say Easter is a one and done kind of thing? We bring out all the Easter lilies and then […]

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So in the words of First Peter, he writes, We have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. That is true. If Christ is risen, if Jesus is alive, there’s no time to waste. We must run, like the disciples, like Peter and the beloved disciple, […]

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