Silent Night art. Colorful, patchwork hills with a starry night sky.

A Word of Joy

Garrett Vickrey Sunday, December 13, 2020 Advent I Homily Psalm 126 To say that my mom has had a tough last decade would not be an overstatement. As many of you know my dad died of Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. My mom was his main care taker for about 14 years. Part of that…

Silent Night art. Colorful, patchwork hills with a starry night sky.

A Word of Peace

Garrett Vickrey Sunday, December 6, 2020 Advent I Homily Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Psalm 85 is a reflection on God’s covenantal faithfulness. It’s a call for restoration and forgiveness. It’s a call to covenant. Don’t forget us. Show us your faithfulness. And the end turns to images of Steadfast love and faithfulness meeting; righteousness and peace…

Silent Night art. Colorful, patchwork hills with a starry night sky.

A Word of Hope

Garrett Vickrey Sunday, November 29, 2020 Advent I Homily Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Advent begins in the dark. It begins on the pages of newspapers and on local newscasts where we read and hear about all that is wrong. It doesn’t take much searching to find terrible news— news of people doing terrible things to others.…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 14

Saturday, July 4th, referring to the Unanimous Declaration of Independence when we were a Christian nation in contrast to the recent trend.     The figure above indicates the proportion of US adult residents who identify as Christians has decreased 13 percentage points from 78% in 2007 to 65% in 2019 while the proportion of…