A weekly Rector's Notes article This past week has been tough for me. We should be leaping for joy that Christ has come to be with us, God made manifest, amongst us once more. But, I cannot help but feel that joy is lacking in our world, or at the very least, it is hard to hold onto that … Continue reading holy innocents
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 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 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
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!