What does God name you? July 2016

what does god name youMorsels & Stories: I read from a story from The Curse of Blessing.

 

Sermon:  We read from part of Hosea’s story, about the unfaithful woman God asked him to marry and the names God chose.  Is that a story to be thankful for?

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Hosea 1:2-10.

 

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Bandage One Another, July 2016

bandage one anotherMorsels & Stories: A bit about the lectionary, or how to find the lessons and prayers for Sunday.

 

Sermon: The parable of the Good Samaritan is all about loving our neighbour, but what if we’re not supposed to be the Samaritan in the story.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 10: 25-37.

 

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Bigger than land, July 2016

A God bigger than any land, any dreamWho loves usMorsels & Stories: I read about one of the marks of new monasticism from Common Prayer.
You can find more about the marks of new monasticism here.

 

Sermon: Naaman’s wife’s slave-girl does something radical. The kind of of radical that happens when Jesus sends 70 disciples out.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 2 Kings 5:1-14 and Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.

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St Peter’s Feast Day, June 2016

St Peter'sWe transferred St Peter (and St Paul’s) feast day, which is usually the 29th, to Sunday so we could celebrate.  St Peter is our patronal saint, which is a fancy way of saying our church is named after him.

As it was a special day, I put together a little quiz for Morsels & Stories and the sermon was just a few words at the end of that.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

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Unity in Diversity, June 2016

In Baptism We Have Put on ChristMorsels & Stories: I walked those gathered through an exercise I learned years ago.  I would ask one question and have people gather in small likeminded groups.  Then I would have those groups discuss their answers to an entirely different question.  Parts of this may be confusing or mostly background noise.

 

Sermon: I preached on the Gerasene demoniac, and started with wondering how he looked.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 8:26-39 and Galatians 3:23-29.

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With Jesus’s Eyes, June 2016

christ has no handsMorsels & Stories: I read “Adam’s Animals” from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon: Jesus feels compassion when he sees a widow burying her only son.  What would Jesus see in our city that would spark gut-twisting compassion?

 

The lessons from today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely Luke 7:11-17.

 

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More than “As you wish”, Easter 5 2016

as you wishMorsels & Stories: I talked about where “Alleluia” comes from and what the Hebrew word means.  I wrote the Hebrew out in large print for the congregation, but the wikipedia page (here) also has the Hebrew text.

Sermon: Why today’s Gospel had me thinking about The Princess Bride all week.

At the end of the service I made an announcement about what I’ll be doing for the next four weeks.  More here.

Today’s lessons can be found here.  I worked most closely with John 13:31–35.

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Morsels and Stories, Easter 4 2016

Good Shepherd SundayMorsels and Stories: It’s Good Shepherd Sunday so I talked about some of the places shepherds show up in the Bible.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

 

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A Love that Challenges, Easter 3 2016

A love that challenges usMorsels & Stories: I read about the Dolphins of the Red Sea from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon: Peter takes the disciples fishing.  Jesus shows up and they try things in a new way.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 21:1-19.

 

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I have seen the Lord! Easter 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Morsels & Stories: Why colour Easter eggs?  I tell the story of Mary Magdalene’s red eggs.

 

Sermon: Mary runs to tell the apostles, “I have seen the Lord!”  Just as Mary, Hannah, and Miriam also proclaimed God’s miracles.

 

The lessons for today be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:1-18.

 

 

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