May 6th
Title:"Astonished at the Gift"
Scripture: Psalm 98 & Acts 10:44-48
Thought for Preparation: In this pericope from the Acts of the Apostles the gospel of Jesus is passing from the older Jewish communities to the newer Gentile ones. Even though the prophet Isaiah foretold that the Jewish messiah would be a light to other communities, the savior of the world, when the people start to realize that his grace and mercy is also for others they balk. It is human nature to hang on to that which is precious but it is divine nature to share abundant grace.

May 13th Mothers Day
Title:"Why Do You Stand Here?"
Scripture: Psalm 93 & Acts 1:1-11
Thought for Preparation: Where do we look for the presence of Jesus? While the scriptures do state that he is seated at the right-hand of the Father - if you crane your neck up looking heavenward you will probably be rewarded with not much more than a crick in your neck. To see Jesus we need to look to our neighbors and recognize that Jesus is already at work meeting the needs of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are called to minister alongside him.

May 20th Pentecost
Sermon Title:“Ripples”
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Acts 2:1-21
Thought for Preparation: The birth of the church is a reminder that God acts in history and in peoples lives. The disciples (students) truly become apostles (sent ones) at this moment. Christians are called to be followers, yes, but also leaders and teachers. The mission of the church, to declare the Gospel, is no less diminished today.

May 27th Trinity Sunday
Sermon Title:“Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, & Romans 8:12-25
Thought for Preparation: As we remind ourselves on this Trinity Sunday every year - God as revealed to humans is relational. We best connect with the divine and engage with the power of Gods Holy Spirit through a community of faith. We worship God the Father by becoming a part of the Body of Christ that is the church, and trust that our ministry and worship will be empowered by Gods Holy Spirit.