Christ Is Coming

The Rev. Jim McDonald St. Andrew’s, Mountain Home Advent 2B Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 I won’t asked for a show of hands, but how many of you noticed that we started our new church year last Sunday with a reading from the 13th Chapter of Mark and today we began the second Sunday of … Read More

We All Yearn

The Rev. Tom Baker St. Andrew’s, Mountain Home Nov. 27, 2011 Advent 1B Mark 13:24-37 From generation to generation Israel experienced exile and occupation. The Egyptians, the worshipers of Baal, and the Romans all made the Jewish people feel as if they were in a long, cold, dark winter. They waited for the Messiah like one waits for spring and … Read More

Yearning for the Promise

The Rev. Tom Baker St. Andrew’s, Mountain Home, Ark Nov. 27, 2011 First Sunday in Advent, Year B Mark 13:24-37 From generation to generation Israel experienced exile and occupation. The Egyptians, worshipers of Baal, the Romans all made the Jewish people feel as if they were in a long, cold, dark winter. They waited for the Messiah like one waits … Read More

Game, Set, Match

Rev. Tom Baker St. Andrew’s, Mountain Home, Ark. October 23, 2011 Year A Proper 25 Matthew 22:34-46 There I was, doing what a lot of people here in Mountain Home do—standing in line at Wal-Mart. As I waited, the couple behind me started complaining about the upcoming presidential election, especially the debates. They talked about how politicians no longer debate … Read More