A Sermon for the First Sunday After Christmas, John 1:1-18 Merry Christmas! We’re greeted this morning with an alternate take on the birth narrative from the Gospel of John. And there’s an important turn of phrase in this Gospel lesson that is also reflected in our reading this morning from Galatians. It is the shift from a place and focus on law to one … Continue reading love came down
A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, Luke 3:7-18 I want to start today’s sermon by re-reading the collect for the day: Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and … Continue reading Stir up
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