complacent

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany, Luke 6:17-26 There is a danger in becoming complacent in our faith. There are are a number of factors that can lead to this complacency. It can be such hard work to work on ourselves that when we get to a state of equilibrium, we feel (perhaps rightly) deserving of a break, a point of rest, … Continue reading complacent

help

A Rector's Notes article for February 18, 2019 We have definitely stepped up as a church community lately to help those in our community who are least and last among us. Thank you to all who have been volunteering to serve at Winter’s Night. We have seen fluctuating attendance based on various needs, and our volunteers have been wonderful at holding this … Continue reading help

prophetic

A sermon for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany; Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 4:21-30 It’s dangerous to be a prophet. Prophets, by the very nature of their role, of the trust and faith that has been placed in them, the gift that has been put upon them by God, stand out apart from the people and culture of their time. They raise awareness of something else. A different … Continue reading prophetic

christian ethics and environmentalism

A weekly Rector's Notes article, January 28, 2019 A concern for environmental justice needs to be a principle concern of Christians. This concern extends beyond a simple understanding that we are tasked with being the stewards of this creation but also that, as Christians, we are tasked with seeking an ethical approach to understanding not just how we interact with and steward … Continue reading christian ethics and environmentalism

St. Stephen

A sermon for the Feast Day of St. Stephen, transferred to coincide with the 2019 Annual Meeting, Acts 6:8-7:2a, 51c-60 First, a confession: The Feast of St. Stephen is not what one would traditionally call a “moveable” feast, but it also has the misfortune of being on one of the two or three days that people are least likely to want to go to church if there isn’t already a long-established tradition, December 26. … Continue reading St. Stephen