Fear and Faith Tom Euston Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith? In the context of our story, this is a valid question asked of the disciples by Jesus. And, perhaps, it is still a valid question for us today, perhaps even more so. The disciples were on a boat crossing the water when a storm came up. The waves were crashing against the boat, the wind was blowing, and the boat was taking on water. The disciples were afraid, they thought this was the end; that they would p
Family Thomas A. Euston Love is but the song we sing, And fear's the way we die You can make the mountains ring Or make the angels cry Know the dove is on the wing And you need not know why C'mon people now, Smile on your brother Ev'rybody get together Try and love one another right now Some may come and some may go We shall surely pass When the one that left us here Returns for us at last We are but a moments sunlight Fading in the grass C'mon people now, Smile on your broth
Trinity Sunday Tom Euston We just read about Isaiah’s vision, about his call story. He went to the Temple for worship, much as each of you have come to Church this morning. He was probably standing, most likely among other people. Perhaps he was with some friends or members of his family. The people standing with him probably were not aware of what Isaiah was experiencing. What Isaiah experienced was a call from God. He describes what he saw. He saw the LORD, sitting on a thr
Prayer changes things Tom Euston In our reading from the book of Acts this morning, we read about what may have been the first congregational meeting in the history of the Christian Church. The meeting was called to elect a new leader, to replace Judas. There were two candidates, both well qualified. Both had been with Jesus from his Baptism, through his ministry, to his death and resurrection. They cast ballots to elect their new leader who would be part of the inner circle.
Pentecost Tom Euston Have you ever been to Disneyworld or any other place that attracts a truly international clientele? Have you ever stopped and just listened to people talking and noticed the different languages that are spoken? I find it interesting to see if I can identify any of the languages I hear, often by being able to identify 1 or 2 words and guessing from there. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to understand all those languages, all those p