Tuesday, January 29, 2019

One Body

Sermon for January 27, 2019 

Read Psalm 19 and 1 Corinthians12:12-31 

Have you ever stopped to consider how amazing the human body is?

The human body is a remarkable creation, with 60 million cells. Our heart beats 36 million times every year. We produce 300 billion red cells every day. A multitude of complex processes are carried out by our bodies every minute without our even having to think about it. We don't have to tell our heart to beat, or our eyes to blink, or our lungs to fill with air. It just does it on our own. Humans are really remarkable creations.

And we are a particularly apt metaphor for Christ at work in the world today.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Called By Name

Sermon for January 13, 2019 

Read Isaiah 43:1-7       and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   

What is your name? When asked that question, how do you respond?

My full legal name with titles is Rev. Cara Sutton Milne. Sutton is my mother's maiden name. But I don't think I've ever responded with all of that when asked my name. For me, my name is Cara. That is who I am. The rest are titles attached to my name, important titles, but titles nonetheless.

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Sermon for January 6, 2019 

Read Isaiah 60:1-9    and Matthew 2:1-12           

While for most of us, the season of gift giving is past, wrapping paper and decorations have been stored away for another year, for the church, today is the day we talk about gifts. It is Epiphany, the twelfth of the twelve days of Christmas and the day we celebrate the coming of those wise men to Jesus and the gifts they bear. 

So, what makes something a good gift? What’s the sort of thing you were excited to get over the holidays?

Welcoming Love

Sermon for December 23, 2018 

Read Micah 5:1-5 and Luke 1:39-45

I want to take a closer look at Elizabeth this morning. She is Mary’s relative, soon to be mother of John the Baptist, and to understand all that is happening in this story we need a little background on Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah.

Zechariah is a clergyman, and Elizabeth is a descendant of the Hebrew people's first high priest, Aaron. Like other many couples whose stories appear in the Scriptures, these two good people had no children. They had prayed fervently for a child, but the months and years went by without a pregnancy and now they were getting old. In fact, they were well past the age when prayers for a child seemed sensible.