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 Eighth Sunday after the Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services Mark 6:14-29 Good morning! It is good to be back with you all this day after spending the past two weeks attending the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. For those who don’t know, … Continue reading decorum and civility
A sermon for the fifth Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 8am service Mark 4:35-41 Seven years ago I went on a mission to Kenya. We worked hand-in-hand with the local Habitat for Humanity to build homes, stone homes with no electricity and no running water, but a home with four walls and a roof, … Continue reading “Peace! Be Still!”
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services Mark 8:31-38 We open today with Jesus quite openly sharing the fate that awaits him. This is shocking, and more than a little strange. Why would a man, a teacher, a prophet, a man who some are coming … Continue reading human things