4.21.2013 Sermon- Restored to Life

April 21, 2013 4th Sunday in Easter – C Restored to Life Psalm 23:1-6 – see my personal paraphrase below; Acts 9:36-43 Dorcas is raised from the dead  “But Peter… knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body he said, “”Tabitha arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat … [Read more…]

Chattering Trees

The trees were chattering at me on my bike ride to the church today. They may have been a little chilly with their fresh coating of ice and biting breeze from the north. Or, it may have been complaints about the added weight to carry, or for some, pulling them down to the ground. It … [Read more…]

Change Your World

I wrote this for the From the Pulpit column in the Argus Leader newspaper: Change Your World by Rev. Dr. Dave Ullom Pastor of Wild Flower Presbyterian Church 4800 E 6th St Sioux Falls, SD 57110 Last weekend we celebrated three days that forever changed the world. The three days between Good Friday and Easter … [Read more…]

2012 Christmas Letter

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born … [Read more…]

Luncheon With the Coach

I had the pleasure of enjoying conversation with SDSU head wresting coach, Chris Bono, at this month’s Sioux Empire Staters Luncheon at the Pizza Ranch. This was the first of the Staters events that I have attended here in Sioux Falls.

Christmas Traditions

In speaking with a fellow pastor a few days ago he mentioned that in pre-marital counseling he always asks what the Christmas traditions are in each family. While I talk about those kinds of things, I have never put the question so simply and cleanly. It is an easy thing for people to open up … [Read more…]

Christmas Lights

I took a picture of the lights at our place yesterday afternoon as it was getting toward dusk. Most of the things we light are on in this picture, although it looks much nicer after dark. I currently appreciate that our snow has melted. We desperately need moisture, but getting it as rain is more … [Read more…]

Engagement Party at the Neighbors

We were invited to attend an engagement party at our Ethiopian neighbors. They are a very traditional family and arranged marriages are a part of their culture. This is their third daughter to be engaged- one earlier this year that we also attended, and the first one is married. Two traditional containers. The smaller one … [Read more…]

Christmas at the Cathedral

One of the major Christmas events that happens in Sioux Falls each year is Christmas at the Cathedral. This is the 16th year of the production. We were very blessed to have a couple of friends in the church win 4 tickets by being the 10th caller to the radio station and they invited us … [Read more…]