All posts by Fred Hoot

The Hairs On Your Head

This sermon was suggested by my good friend Kendra a couple of years ago. I promised her I would deliver the sermon.

The following invite was sent out:

You are cordially invited to a Hairy Sermon on the Wednesday (November 29, 2017) evening at the Midweek Service at the Highway Palo Alto Community in Christ campus. Food is served at 6:30 followed by the sermon and prayer.

This long-overdue, 2-years in the making sermon surpasses Samson’s troubles. Even the hair-raising between Jacob and Esau pales by comparison! Furthermore, this sermon features a cast of hundreds of millions.

Join me if you can. If you can’t, I will be posting the sermon sometime this weekend on the Worship Jam web site. Email me and I will send you the link.

God bless,

Fred

(I made angel hair pasta with a butter, garlic and herb sauce to go with the sermon.)

Here is the sermon: Continue reading The Hairs On Your Head

Blessing for IBC Breakfast October 21, 2017

October is usually a scary month as children and adults prepare for Halloween parties and celebrations. I remember as a kid when my dad made a ghost and ran a cable down the stairs to the front door. A quick pull on the release string, and the ghost would appear out of the darkness and rush down the stairs to the unsuspecting kids and adults. That was the cardio-exercise for those times.

Let us pray.

Father in heaven, we pause for a moment to ask for your comfort for all those affected and truly scared by the natural and man-made disasters that have recently happened.

We ask for your blessing for everyone here and those who are unable to attend. Please provide your healing for all those who may need it, both physically and spiritually.

Lord, please bless the food we are about to eat and those who are preparing and serving it.

We thank you for providing a safe place to meet as we break bread and share our lives, love and some fun and maybe scary times with each other.

We thank you in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

Blessing for IBC Picnic 2017

WOW! We gather here among some the most magnificent and beautiful creations to celebrate the Third Annual Farewell Interboro Class Picnic!

Let us pray.

Father in Heaven, please bless the time we are spending together to renew friendships and share our lives and love with each other.

We thank you for the sustenance you provide, both physical and spiritual.

Please bless those classmates who were not able to be here, heal those who are sick and bless the souls of those who are no longer with us and their families.

Thank you LORD for the beauty around us.

Amen

Blessing for IBC Breakfast September 23, 2017

Yesterday was the start of autumn.  We look forward to the rich colors of the leaves in just about every imaginable hue.  God is using his paintbrush again.

Let us pray.

Father in heaven, we thank you for this wonderful time of year when the fall harvests arrive and provide us with an abundance of food for our tables.

Thank you for providing a safe place for all of us to gather and share our love and lives with each other.

We ask you to bless our classmates who were unable to join us.  We pray for healing for those who are ill and comfort for the families of our classmates that are no longer here on earth.

Please bless the food we are about to share and also those who prepare and serve it.

LORD, bless our time as we break bread together.

We pray our friends of the Jewish faith have a blessed Rosh Hashanah.

We ask all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen