Consider Your Own Call (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. The reading I preached on was 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. I also referred to Micah 6:1-8 and Matthew 5:1-12. Consider your own call, brothers and sisters! In our second reading today, Paul writes to the church at Corinth, “Consider … Continue reading Consider Your Own Call (Sermon)

Refreshed with the Power of God (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. It was the Third Sunday after Epiphany, and also the second Sunday of our Stewardship Campaign. I preached on the Second Reading, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. You can view the sermon here (it starts around 25:40). By God’s great mercy, we are refreshed with … Continue reading Refreshed with the Power of God (Sermon)

It Begins with Water and Promise (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached on Sunday, January 8, 2023, The Baptism of Our Lord. The gospel text was Matthew 3:13-17. The video of the sermon hasn't yet been posted to YouTube -- when it is, hopefully I'll remember to replace this sentence with a link to it. This is … Continue reading It Begins with Water and Promise (Sermon)

Labyrinth #70: Shanteel Serenity Walk, Sellersville, PA

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #70: Shanteel Serenity Walk, Sellersville, PA

Podcast Interview: “That Christian in Recovery”

I had a blast talking with Verne at That Christian in Recovery. He and I have very different life-stories, but we also had a surprising amount in common with our struggles. Take a listen! That Christian in Recovery: "Pastor Michael J Scholtes Shares His Battle with Depression"

Labyrinth #69: St. Peter’s Tohickon United Church of Christ, Perkasie, PA

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #69: St. Peter’s Tohickon United Church of Christ, Perkasie, PA

Pulled Along by the Water

I took another nostalgic road trip today. It was kind of like the trip I took a few weeks ago, when I drove to Minersville, the town I lived in for the first four years of my life, and also the town that I experienced in a powerfully spiritual way when I received the vision … Continue reading Pulled Along by the Water

While Quirinius was Governor (Christmas Eve Sermon)

Every Christmas Eve for the last ten years, my sermons have been odd. They've been dialogue sermons between me and Kermit the Frog. (You see, I discovered about twelve years ago that I have the ability to do an uncanny Kermit the Frog impression, and then eventually discovered it's a spiritual gift.) This is the … Continue reading While Quirinius was Governor (Christmas Eve Sermon)