Second Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 2021 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 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’s glory, that he may beContinue reading “Psalm 139, Samuel, Nathanael, Martin Luther King and Julian of Norwich..Listen, Respond, you are called.”
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The Star of Bethlehem, St Francis, and a Seed of Hope in these times
Luke 2:1-14(15-20) O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, oneContinue reading “The Star of Bethlehem, St Francis, and a Seed of Hope in these times”
The Second Sunday of Advent: Practicing Patience and Waiting for Something MORE
Advent 2 Year B 2020 Isaiah 40:1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus ChristContinue reading “The Second Sunday of Advent: Practicing Patience and Waiting for Something MORE”
Our Seasons are confused, do you feel like you are in the outer darkness, I have hope for you.
Proper 28 Year A 2020 Judges 4:1-7Psalm 1231 Thessalonians 5:1-11Matthew 25:14-30 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, which you have givenContinue reading “Our Seasons are confused, do you feel like you are in the outer darkness, I have hope for you.”
Time….. deep thoughts when your watch breaks
This past Sunday my watch broke. I found myself carrying my phone around and checking it for the time (isn’t that a statement of our times!?)… I found myself curious about where we were in time, how much longer. And yes, that was on All Saints’ Sunday. As people of faith, we mark time. WeContinue reading “Time….. deep thoughts when your watch breaks”
What is the Greatest Commandment? Mother Teresa, Elizabeth Kubler Ross, Abe Lincoln, and the Presiding Bishop answer!
Proper 25 Year A 2020 Dear Jesus, Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. POSESS my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance OF YOU. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.Continue reading “What is the Greatest Commandment? Mother Teresa, Elizabeth Kubler Ross, Abe Lincoln, and the Presiding Bishop answer!”
You are Beloved
Proper 24 YEAR A 2020 Track 1 Exodus 33:12-23Psalm 991 Thessalonians 1:1-10Matthew 22:15-22 The Collect:Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ ourContinue reading “You are Beloved”
Hunker Down, Center Down, Behind the Mask
A sermon for Proper 20 Year A 2020 Exodus 16:2-15Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45Philippians 1:21-30Matthew 20:1-16 Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord,Continue reading “Hunker Down, Center Down, Behind the Mask”