A sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 19, 2021 Mark 9:30-37 I come to you in the name of one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All of our lessons today seem to be pointing us to this basic reality: we’re not very good at the whole “living a life of faith” thing. … Continue reading “bitter envy & selfish ambitions”
A weekly Rector's Notes Article The first Sunday of the program year of the Church (which for decades has conveniently followed the school-year calendar) has many names and traditions tied to it: Kick Off Sunday (it's the fall, football has started...), Welcome Back Sunday (all you heathens that stayed away all summer), Homecoming Sunday (again, … Continue reading Kick Off Sunday!
A weekly Rector's Notes article, Monday August 12, 2019 St. Stephen's is a warm and welcoming place. I noticed this on the first Sunday I was here (nearly one year ago!), and I constantly see this practice of radical welcome whenever someone new is in our midst. Our practice of radical welcome is organic, natural, … Continue reading Practicing Radical Welcome
A weekly Rector's Notes Article, July 15, 2019 Part of our work as a community of faithful people is creating a worshiping space that is radically welcoming to all people, regardless of age or ability. There are conversations to be had in the future about how we can become more accessible given the constraints of … Continue reading radically welcoming holy play
A weekly Rector's Notes article, June 17, 2019 This summer we are undertaking a number of projects, big and small, major changes to minor rearranges, to update, re-imagine, repair, and renovate our shared spaces to better serve our various ministries, to better protect our people, to better welcome all who come to be with us. … Continue reading under construction