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The Rev. Susan Sparks

Susan Sparks: Sun Mo Manger

Luke 2:1-20

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)


"There's no room here, or at the Holiday Inn, the Days Inn, or the C'mon Inn," the desk clerk said, shaking his head. "The Shriners have a gathering downtown, the Mary Kay convention is at the Coliseum, and there's a quilt show at the Marriott."

This was not welcome news. It was a cold, autumn night in Bismarck, N.D. My husband Toby and I had just finished a four-hundred-mile motorcycle ride from Wisconsin across Minnesota into North Dakota. "Please ... really ... we'll take anything," I said, starting to worry. "There is NO room here," he said with an impatient tone in his voice. "The best you can do is ride up to Fort Mandan and try the Sunset Motel." "But that's thirty miles!" I said. "Yup," he said, "and you'd better hurry. Because they're gonna fill up, too."

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: On Beyond

Genesis 12:1-9

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)


Indulge me, if you will, before I read from the Good Book as I read from another book. 

Our church sponsors an annual children's camp each summer.  Two years ago our theme was "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss."  As the camp pastor, I had the privilege of reading up on some of those classic stories from the pen of the great Theodore Seuss Geisel. It was to prepare for our nightly worship services at camp.

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