On Sunday we will celebrate the beginning of a new Church year, moving from Year B in our lectionary cycle (our assigned Sunday readings) to Year C (the third of the three year cycle), and beginning again with the season of preparation and waiting, the season of Advent. With the coming of this new year, … Continue reading Happy New (Church) Year!
A weekly Rector's Notes reflection for November 5, 2018 As part of this “Election Day-Eve” edition of my weekly rector’s notes, I want to talk a little bit about what politics and the church DO have to say to each other. Our lives are constantly bombarded by election news. Signs for candidates are going up … Continue reading vote!
A sermon preached on the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Today’s lessons lay before us an important understanding of what it means to “practice what you preach” to use a common colloquialism. In the gospel we have the religious authorities trying to hold Jesus and his followers to an understanding of how … Continue reading commandment doers
A sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, preached at all services Matthew 25:31-46 Righteous and accursed, sheep and goats, right hand and left hand, at the end of days, the end of this phase of creation, all that will be left will be to go before Jesus, sitting upon the throne of judgement, and … Continue reading the least
A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services John 14:15-21 The ministry of Jesus, the ministry which we as followers are called to live into both individually and as a church, is an active, engaging, moving ministry, not static, stuck, in place. Unfortunately, many churches are … Continue reading an advocate