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 for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost One of the most powerful things we possess is our voice. This is why those who have power try and silence the voices of those who would rise to challenge them. Our voices are used to spread ideas, used to spread information, used to spread revolution, but … Continue reading voice
A sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services Mark 5:21-43 We have two stories today. It might seem odd at first glance that Mark would choose to insert a full story and illustration into the middle of what appears to be a perhaps entirely unrelated different … Continue reading claiming one’s right in faith
A sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday services 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48 “See what love the father has given us, that we should be called children of God and that is what we are.” This is perhaps the hardest thing to accept in our faith. … Continue reading children of God
A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Matthew 22:1-14 The gospels, at their heart, are a collection of stories. Now, this is not a sermon about how the gospels are simply stories that teach us things, but aren’t real, and shouldn’t be regarded as such, … Continue reading storytelling