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
A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Luke 1:39-55 “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior!” Christ is nearly here. Mary comes to her cousin Elizabeth today, a woman older, childless, thought barren, who is carrying a child promised by God herself, and all gathered, including the to-be-born John, recognize the presence of the Holy in the … Continue reading rejoice
A sermon for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday After the Pentecost, Mark 12:38-44 The gospel lesson this morning is harsh. Live into your faith, fully, completely, without hesitation, without boasting and strutting for all to see, with the greatest self-sacrifice, with the commitment to truly be a person of faith, forgoing the expectations of the watching public … Continue reading appearances
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 homily from the Service of Remembrance, held on All Souls, November 2, 2018 Romans 8:14-19, 34-35, 37-39 The hope of the resurrection constantly stands before us. It inspires the beautiful music we hear this evening. It drives us to seek out experiences of shared hope in the service we offer together tonight. It is … Continue reading service of remembrance