Monthly Archives: January 2016


Holy Week 2016

Holy Week 2016 Palm / Passion Sunday – March 20 We will remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem where the people welcomed him as a king.  But then we will learn how quickly the same crowds demanded his death, as we hear the Passion according to Luke. The Three Days […]


A New Name

The world calls us many names.  But Christ gives you a new name – my beloved child.   2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – January 17, 2016 – Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 St. Jacob’s-Spaders Lutheran Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia A New Name – Pastor Evan Davis There’s a great little […]


You Don’t Need to Be Saved

Are you looking for someone to save you?  Are you tempted to play the savior for someone else?  No need.  Jesus has you both covered. Baptism of Our Lord (Year C) – January 10, 2016 – Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17,21-22 St. Jacob’s-Spaders Lutheran Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia You Don’t Need to […]


Surprise!

We don’t often change our minds.  When Christ was born, God changed a lot of people’s minds about just what he was doing in the world.  It took an epiphany.  Maybe we need one too. Epiphany of Our Lord (transferred) – Sunday, January 3, 2016 – Matthew 2:1-12 St. Jacob’s-Spaders […]


Christmas Eve: God Loves Us

On Christmas Eve, Pastor Evan couldn’t just preach this year – he had to make things a little more…lyrical.  Here’s his “poem” for Christmas this year:   Refrain: (x2) You might think God is done with us / But oh my! God is one of us! God loves us! Everybody: […]