“Notes for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here is a list of my sermons, messages, and posts for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost.

This list was originally posted last year as part of the post of “To Finish the Journey” but only listed the posts for Year A as well as those posts that were based on the Scriptures. I have edited that post to be just the sermon and added a couple of posts to this list.

As I complete this particular year of posts, I anticipate shifting from the Sunday to the Scripture readings (since they are actually tied to the calendar and not necessarily the liturgical calendar) at the beginning of the new liturgical calendar year. But in the meantime, here are the messages/sermons/posts that I gave for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunday, October 03, 1999 (A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “The Rules We Play By”

Sunday, October 22, 2000 (B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Ask Not What Your Church Can Do”

Sunday, October 14, 2001 (C), World Communion Sunday, Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Saying Thank You”

Sunday, September 29, 2002 (A), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “How did we get this far?”

Sunday, October 19, 2003 (B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “Serving the Lord”

Sunday, October 10, 2004 (C), World Communion Sunday, Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, Lay Speaker

Sunday, September 25, 2005 (A), Poughquag United Methodist Church, Poughquag, NY, “Who Goes First?”

Sunday, October 15, 2006 (B), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Finding God”

Sunday, October 07, 2007 (C), What Are We Supposed To Do?

Sunday, September 21, 2008 (A), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “What Do We Need?”

Sunday, October 11, 2009 (B), Ridges/Roxbury & Springdale United Methodist Churches, Stamford, CT, “Can You?”

Sunday, October 03, 2010 (C), “What I See”

Sunday, October 16, 2011 (A) – Dover UMC, Dover Plains, NY, “Who Shall Feed My Sheep?”

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (B) – New Milford UMC, “A Matter of Integrity”

Luke 17: 5 – 10

“Notes for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here is a list of my sermons, messages, and posts for the 18thSunday after Pentecost.

This list was originally posted last year as part of the post of “Who Shall Feed My Sheep?” but only listed the posts for Year A as well as those posts that were based on the Scriptures. I have edited that post to be just the sermon and added a couple of posts to this list. To be honest, I had forgotten that I started off listing my notes for a particular Sunday as part of the post for that Sunday and that I had included a list of posts for the readings.

As I complete this particular year of posts, I anticipate shifting from the Sunday to the Scripture readings (since they are actually tied to the calendar and not necessarily the liturgical calendar) at the beginning of the new liturgical calendar year. But in the meantime, here are the messages/sermons/posts that I gave for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.

Who Can I Turn To?” – a sermon given at Alexander Chapel UMC on September 28, 1997 (Year B)

The Final Exam”a sermon given at Walker Valley UMC on September 26, 1999 (Year A)

Who Shall Serve?”- a sermon given at Walker Valley UMC on October 15, 2000 (Year B)

“Meeting the Challenge”- a sermon given at Walker Valley UMC on October 7, 2001 (Year C)

“A Sense of Reward”- sermon given at Tompkins Corners UMC on September 22, 2002 (Year A)

Fair and Balanced”- a sermon given at Tompkins Corners UMC on October 12, 2003 (Year B)

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”- a sermon given at Tompkins Corners UMC on October 3, 2004 (Year C)

“What Is A Person Worth?”- posted on September 18, 2005 (Year A)

What Do We Say?” – a sermon given at New Milford UMC on October 8, 2006 (Year B)

The Good Life” – posted on September 30, 2007 (Year C)

“The Words We Use”- posted on September 14, 2008 (Year A)

A New Set of Rules” – posted on October 4, 2009 (Year B)

What Is Going To Happen?” – posted on September 26, 2010 (Year C) 

In the original draft of this piece I listed a piece for October 16, 2011 as being on the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.  Actually that piece (a sermon given at Dover UMC) was on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost.  The 18th Sunday after Pentecost in 2011 was October 9th and I am not sure what I posted that day.

“Notes for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my thoughts/messages/sermons for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, October 04, 1992 (A), Laity Sunday, Grace United Methodist Church, St. Cloud, MN, “Who? Me!”

Sunday, September 12, 1999 (A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Forgiving and Forgetting,”

Sunday, October 01, 2000 (B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “What Can We Do?”

Sunday, September 23, 2001 (C),Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “The Healing Process”

Sunday, September 08, 2002 (A), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “A Sense of Community”

Sunday, September 28, 2003 (B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “Who Cuts the Barber’s Hair?”

Sunday, September 19, 2004 (C),Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “The Great Tulip Boom and Bust”

Sunday, September 04, 2005 (A), Vails Gate United Methodist Church, Vails Gate, NY, “Lexington, North Carolina”

Sunday, September 24, 2006 (B), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Upsetting the Apple Cart”

Sunday, September 16, 2007 (C),Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “It’s A Journey, Not A Thought”

Sunday, August 31, 2008 (A), Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church, South Salem, NY, “What Does It Mean To Be Called?”

Sunday, September 20, 2009 (B), “A Simple Act”

Sunday, September 12, 2010 (C), “A Blog for the Weekend”

Sunday, October 02, 2011 (A), “I Don’t Like Rules”

“Notes for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my messages/sermons/posts for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunday, September 07, 1997 (B), Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Brighton, TN, “And What Do We Do Next?”

Sunday, September 05, 1999 (A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY,A New Start”

Sunday, September 24, 2000 (B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY,The Order of Things”

Sunday, September 16, 2001 (C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Seeking The Truth”

Sunday, September 01, 2002 (A), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, not on file

Sunday, September 21, 2003 (B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY,“The Value of Things”

Sunday, September 12, 2004 (C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY,“Clearly The Choice Is Ours”

Sunday, August 28, 2005 (A), “Who Are You?”

Sunday, September 17, 2006 (B), South Highlands United Methodist Church, Garrison, NY Cold Spring United Methodist Church, Cold Spring, NY, “The Price of Wisdom”

Sunday, September 09, 2007 (C), “What Is The True Cost?”

Sunday, August 24, 2008 (A), Trinity – Boscobel United Methodist Church, Buchanan, NY, “Building On The Rocks”

Sunday, September 13, 2009 (B), “Searching for the Truth”

Sunday, September 05, 2010 (C), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Hold On Now!”

Sunday, September 25, 2011 (A), Drew United Methodist Church, Carmel, NY (Saturday evening), “Choices”

“Notes for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my thoughts/messages/sermons for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, August 27, 1995 (Year C), Altoona (KS), High Prairie, and Buffalo (KS) United Methodist Churches, “How Do I Get To Twin Valley?”

Sunday, August 25, 1996 (Year A), Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN, “To Boldly Go”

Sunday, August 24, 1997 (Year B), Alexander Chapel United Methodist Church, Mason, TN, “You Knew The Job was Dangerous When You Took It!”

Sunday, August 22, 1999 (Year A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “How Will You Know?”

Sunday, September 10, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Teach Your Children Well”

Sunday, September 02, 2001 (Year C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Choose Wisely”

Sunday, August 18, 2002 (Year A) – not on file

Sunday, September 07, 2003 (Year B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “A Cake Without Baking Powder”

Sunday, August 29, 2004 (Year C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “Who Will You Invite?”

Sunday, August 14, 2005 (Year A), “What Do You See?”

Sunday, September 03, 2006 (Year B), “What Does It Mean?”

Sunday, August 26, 2007 (Year C), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Rocking The Boat”

Sunday, August 10, 2008 (Year A), Bellvale United Methodist Church and Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, “Which Way Will You Go?”

Sunday, August 30, 2009 (Year B), “Forgotten Books”

Sunday, August 22, 2010 (Year C), “But Where Does It Start?”

Sunday, September 11, 2011 (Year A), “This Day – 9 – 11 – 2011″

Sunday, August 26, 2012 (Year B), New Milford United Methodist Church, Warwick, NY, “What’s the Purpose?”

“Notes for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my thoughts, messages, and sermons for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunday, August 29, 1993 (Year A), Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Memphis, TN – “Another One”

Sunday, August 15, 1999 (Year A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY – “Welcome Home”

Sunday, September 03, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY – “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Sunday, August 26, 2001 (Year C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY – “26 August 2001″

Sunday, August 11, 2002 (Year A), Nothing on file

Sunday, August 31, 2003 (Year B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY – “Do As I Say? Or, Do As I Do?”

Sunday, August 22, 2004 (Year C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY – “What Shall You Say?”

Sunday, August 07, 2005 (Year A), “To Change Dreams Into Visions”

Sunday, August 27, 2006 (Year B), “Are You Coming or Going?”

Sunday, August 19, 2007 (Year C), Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church, South Salem, NY – And What Will You Say? (sermon)

Sunday, August 03, 2008 (Year A), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY – “The Time And Place”

Sunday, August 23, 2009 (Year B), Red Hook United Methodist Church, Red Hook, NY – “Where Can We Go? And How Do We Get There?”

Sunday, August 15, 2010 (Year C), “What Will Be The Outcome Of All Of This?”

Sunday, September 04, 2011 (Year A), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY “A New Beginning”

Sunday, August 19, 2012 (Year B), Fishkill United Methodist Church, Fishkill, NY – “What Does the Future Hold?”

Sunday, August 19, 2012 (Year B), Grace United Methodist Church, Newburgh, NY – “Oppression or Freedom?”

 

“Notes for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my messages, sermons, and thoughts for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, August 08, 1999 (Year A), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “WYSIWYG”

Sunday, August 27, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “So We Built It. Now What Do We Do?”

Sunday, August 19, 2001, (Year C),Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, lay speaker

Sunday, August 04, 2002 (Year A), nothing on file

Sunday, August 24, 2003 (Year B),Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “The Call to Duty”

Sunday, August 15, 2004 (Year C),Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “What Does the Future Hold?”

Sunday, July 31, 2005 (Year A), “This Is The Place”

Sunday, August 20, 2006,(Year B), “What Have We Learned?”

Sunday, August 12, 2007 (Year C), “Listening Carefully”

Sunday, July 27, 2008 (Year A), Red Hook United Methodist Church, Red Hook, NY, “Know The Rules”

Sunday, August 16, 2009 (Year B), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Wisdom, Power, and the Way of Life”

Sunday, August 08, 2010 (Year C), Van Cortlandtville Community Church (Cortlandt Manor), “The Answer to the Question”

Sunday, August 28, 2011 (Year A), Drew United Methodist Church, Carmel, NY (Saturday evening), “An Encounter on a Dusty Road”

Sunday, August 12, 2012 (Year B),New Milford United Methodist Church, Warwick, NY, “What’s the Next Step?”

“Notes on the 9th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my sermons/messages/thoughts for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, July 31, 1994 (Year B), Grace United Methodist Church, St. Cloud, MN, “Journey To The Promised Land”

Sunday, July 30, 1995 (Year C), Mulberry (KS) and Arma (KS) United Methodist Churches, “We Gather Together”

Sunday, August 13, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “Life’s Little Rewards”

Sunday, August 05, 2001 (Year C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “A Vision of the Future”

Sunday, July 21, 2002 (Year A), No message or post

Sunday, August 10, 2003 (Year B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, What Have We Been Taught?”

Sunday, August 01, 2004 (Year C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, lay speaker from the Gideons

Sunday, July 17, 2005 (Year A), “Tending The Garden”

Sunday, August 06, 2006 (Year B), Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Mahopac, NY, “The Life We Lead”

Sunday, July 29, 2007 (Year C), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “What Shall We Say?”

Sunday, July 13, 2008 (Year A), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “There Is A Choice”

Sunday, August 02, 2009 (Year B), Lake Mahopac United Methodist Church, Mahopac, NY, “What Do You Do With The Gifts You Have Been Given?”

Sunday, July 25, 2010 (Year C), Hankins United Methodist Church, Hankins, NY, “To Build a New Community”

Sunday, August 14, 2011 (Year A), See “Thoughts for a week in August”

“Notes for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here are my messages/sermons/posts for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, July 23, 1995 (Year C), Mulberry (KS) and Arma (KS) United Methodist Churches, “Are You Waiting For the Lord?”

Sunday, August 06, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY – not on file

Sunday, July 29, 2001 (Year C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “You Get What You Ask For

Sunday, July 14, 2002 (Year A) – no message or post

Sunday, August 03, 2003 (Year B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “The Gifts We Have Been Given”

Sunday, July 25, 2004 (Year C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “Looking To The Future”

Sunday, July 10, 2005 (Year A), “What Path Are We On?”

Sunday, July 30, 2006 (Year B), Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Mahopac, NY, “What If?”

Sunday, July 22, 2007 (Year C), “What Are Your Priorities?”

Sunday, July 06, 2008 (Year A), Lake Mahopac United Methodist Church, Mahopac, NY, “What Exactly Is Freedom?”

Sunday, July 26, 2009 (Year B), Georgetown United Methodist Church, Wilton, CT, “Solving Problems”

Sunday, July 18, 2010 (Year C), Hankins United Methodist Church, Hankins, NY, “Are We Watching The Same Game?”

Sunday, August 07, 2011 (Year A), “Thoughts for a week in August”

Sunday, July 22, 2012 (Year B), Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, Milton, CT, “Can You Imagine?”

“Notes for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost”


Here is a compilation of my messages/sermons/posts for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost:

Sunday, July 25, 1993 (Year A), Grace United Methodist Church , St. Cloud, MN, “The Church Present is the Church Future”,

Sunday, July 16, 1995 (Year C), Elk Falls (KS), Longton (KS), Elk City (KS) United Methodist Churches, “Who Will Work For the Lord?”

Sunday, July 30, 2000 (Year B), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “It’s the Little Things”

Sunday, July 22, 2001 (Year C), Walker Valley United Methodist Church, Walker Valley, NY, “The Opportunity We Have”

Sunday, July 07, 2002 (Year A), no message or post

Sunday, July 27, 2003 (Year B), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “What is Power?”

Sunday, July 18, 2004 (Year C), Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church, Putnam Valley, NY, “A New Way of Looking At Things”

Sunday, July 03, 2005 (Year A), no message or post

Sunday, July 23, 2006 (Year B),“Where Shall God Rest?”

Sunday, July 15, 2007 (Year C) ,“What Are We Supposed To Do?”

Sunday, June 29, 2008 (Year A), Dover United Methodist Church, Dover Plains, NY, “Just What Is The Right Thing To Do?”

Sunday, July 19, 2009 (Year B), Gaylordville United Methodist Church, Gaylordville, CT, “Where We Gather”

Sunday, July 11, 2010 (Year C), Cornwall United Methodist Church, “Drawing A Straight Line”

Sunday, July 31, 2011 (Year A), Bellvale United Methodist Church Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, “Who Sits At Your Table?”

Sunday, July 15, 2012 (Year B), Grace UMC (Newburgh, NY) Vespers in the Garden Series, “The Church For Others”