Show Me!

by Rev. Scott Summerville

..But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”…. Continue Reading

Guide Our Feet

by Rev. Scott Summerville

Luke 1:68-79 – the words of Zechariah, father of John the Baptist:

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. Continue Reading

You Lack One Thing

by Rev. Scott Summerville

Mark 10:17-23
As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'” Continue Reading

Naming the Saints

by Rev. Scott Summerville

On this day we call All Saints Sunday, and on this day we recall the gifts of loved ones now gone; we speak their names in silence or read them aloud. We recall with gratefulness the inexpressible gift of life, the inexpressible gift of each life – each unique and unrepeatable life, the inexpressible gift of those lives that have touched our lives in special ways. Continue Reading

My Neighbor Myself

by Rev. Scott Summerville

Matthew 22:34-40

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. Continue Reading