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.”

We find ourselves at the Crossroads

Proper 19 Year B 2021 Proverbs 1:20-33Psalm 19James 3:1-12Mark 8:27-38 O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now andContinue reading “We find ourselves at the Crossroads”

“We are just walking each other Home”

~ Ram Dass, teacher, writer, psychologist b. 1931-d. 2019 Proper 16 Year B Tract 1 2021 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43Psalm 84Ephesians 6:10-20John 6:56-69 Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of yourContinue reading ““We are just walking each other Home””