Sermon Series: How to Pray
From Marcy Kastrick: My cousin Amanda delivered twins (32 weeks) this morning, all are doing okay so far. She is 3lbs 1 oz and he is 2lbs 10oz. Please pray for the continued strength for these tiny little babies.
In 2009 the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marriage in the State of Iowa. In April of that year, a column in the New York Times explained why that should not have surprised anyone. He was biracial; his mother was white and his father was black. In 1958 it was against the law for them to be married in Nebraska, so they were married in Iowa.
On May 5, the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley met; I had been invited to preach the sermon. It was the meeting at which we discussed and voted on the "marriage amendment" to our Directory for Worship (Look for a blog from me about that next week in "From the Pastors"). And I was asked to preach about ministry. Here is the sermon.