A Sermon for Christmas, Luke 2:1-14 Good news! Of Great Joy! For all the people! What a wonderful pronouncement! Christ is born this night and it is good news that brings with it great joy, news and joy that is to be shared with, felt by, all the people. It’s a surprising announcement. The shepherds aren’t exactly expecting a heavenly … Continue reading hope
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 sermon for the second sunday after pentecost, preached at the 8am service Romans 5:1-8 Hope. Hope is the message we hear from Paul’s Letter to the Romans this morning. Hope is a driving force of Paul’s commitment to ministering for Christ, for standing as the beacon of Christ’s light still present in this world … Continue reading optimism and hope
I had the pleasure of participating in my first "Ashes to Go" outreach this year. Joining together with the Rev. John Graham (my field education supervisor), we provided ashes to people in the Georgetown neighborhood who frequently use our grounds as a convenient shortcut (which we encourage). Braving cold and a chilling breeze (which only … Continue reading ashes to go