God’s Love is a Whale of a Tale: One worth Believing in!

Epiphany 5 2022 Year C- Also, St. John’s ANNUAL MEETING DAY Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13] Luke 5:1-11 Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns withContinue reading “God’s Love is a Whale of a Tale: One worth Believing in!”

Love and Fog, Finding our way in the difficult times.

Epiphany 4, Year C 2022 Jeremiah 1:4-10 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 Psalm 71:1-6 Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you andContinue reading “Love and Fog, Finding our way in the difficult times.”

Coming together: from Weddings to Social Justice, we need to come together in love.

Second Sunday after Epiphany Year C 2022 Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 Psalm 36:5-10 To listen to this sermon, click this LINK Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’sContinue reading “Coming together: from Weddings to Social Justice, we need to come together in love.”

Polar Bears, Harry Potter and the River Jordan: are you ready for the Plunge and transformation of Baptism?!

First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ Year C 2021 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Psalm 29 Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his NameContinue reading “Polar Bears, Harry Potter and the River Jordan: are you ready for the Plunge and transformation of Baptism?!”

Angels, Shepherds, Mangers, O MY!

Christmas Day Homily Year C 2021 Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14(15-20) O¬†God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy SpiritContinue reading “Angels, Shepherds, Mangers, O MY!”

“George, John, Paul and….not Ringo- who is in your brood of vipers?”

Advent 3 Year C 2021 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Canticle 9 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 deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with youContinue reading ““George, John, Paul and….not Ringo- who is in your brood of vipers?””

Toddlers and Tiaras: Entitlement verses Empowerment- What does it mean to be King?

Christ the King Sunday Year B 2021 Revelation 1:4b-8John 18:33-37 Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under hisContinue reading “Toddlers and Tiaras: Entitlement verses Empowerment- What does it mean to be King?”

Wonder Woman, Hannah, and Birthing Pains- Moments where Hope triumphs!

Proper 28 Year B 2021 1 Samuel 1:4-201 Samuel 2:1-10Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25Mark 13:1-8 Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, whichContinue reading “Wonder Woman, Hannah, and Birthing Pains- Moments where Hope triumphs!”

What do you leave behind in answering a call?

Proper 25 Year B 2021 Job 42:1-6, 10-17Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)Hebrews 7:23-28Mark 10:46-52 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,Continue reading “What do you leave behind in answering a call?”

Bonnie Raitt, Pharisees, Divorce and Let’s give them something to talk about: LOVE.

Proper 22 Year B 2021 Job 1:1; 2:1-10Psalm 26Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12Mark 10:2-16 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,Continue reading “Bonnie Raitt, Pharisees, Divorce and Let’s give them something to talk about: LOVE.”