As I mentioned in my last post Bishop Hayes visited Lamont UMC this past Sunday. It was an incredible blessing to have him in our church. Several members could only remember Bishop Solomon visiting the church for 20 minutes when he made a mad dash to every church in the conference at the beginning of his time as bishop some years ago, and when the building was dedicated when it first opened.

Therefore, it was a very special occasion for us to have Bishop Hayes with us not only for the entire worship service, but also for a pot luck meal that he made sure he was at long enough to eat and greet everyone who was there. It was a great opportunity for people in our church to really get to introduce themselves to their bishop.

With Bishop Hayes’ permission, I am publishing the sermon he preached in Lamont on my podcast. As always, you can view it by clicking on the “deeply committed sermons” link or by clicking here. Bishop Hayes preached on Luke 15:11-24, the story of the prodigal son. Unfortunately, the quality is not as good as I hoped it would be. There are parts of the sermon that are difficult to hear. If you are not able to hear it all, I expect that you will be blessed by what you do hear.