A Rector's Notes weekly article, May 13, 2019 Where are we going? How will we get there? These two important questions are with us throughout much of our lives. The answers to these questions dictate everything from road trips to conversations with toddlers to career and life planning to whatever you may need direction for. … Continue reading where are we going?
A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, Luke 4:1-13 We begin Lent out in the wilderness with Christ. Christ has just been baptized, he is filled with the Holy Spirit, he has been recognized and named by God, and the Spirit leads him out into the wilderness to prepare for what is to come. … Continue reading temptations
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-Sixth Sunday after the Pentecost, Mark 13:1-8 The end must come first. There is no other way. You will be tempted to become alarmed, to follow those who would lead you astray because you cannot believe that more will happen, that it isn’t actually time yet for Christ to come, but … Continue reading birth pangs
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