I have seen the Lord! Easter 2016

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 […]

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A Day for Pain, Good Friday 2016

Today we commemorate Jesus’s death on the cross, an agonizing death on a day full of pain.       The lessons can be found by clicking here.         Listen:

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Ready? Maundy Thursday 2016

We remember a meal which remembered a meal.  Are we ready for what follows?     The lessons for tonight can be found by clicking here.  I worked with Ex 12:1–4, (5–10), 11–14 and Jn 13:1–17, 31b–35.       Listen:  

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Washing Feet, remembered

A brief snippet from a longer piece I’m working on: In seminary our liturgy professor told my class that the Triduum, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, preach themselves.  And I knew that it was true.  I remember the liturgy, but not what my priest said about it, not how it was presented, not how […]

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Morsels and Stories: Eucharist (part 6)

Morsels & Stories:  We conclude our series on Eucharist by talking about prayers before and after.  Also some tips on how and how not to receive. The prayers I read from the 1979 BCP: Before Receiving Communion Be present, be present, O Jesus, our great High Priest, as you were present with your disciples, and be […]

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Are we willing? Lent 5 2016

Morsels & Stories: Continuing our lenten exploration of Eucharist, we talked about why we use wine, along with how not to partake of the wine.   Sermon:  In a Gospel full of scandalous things, Jesus says, “You will always have the poor with you.” Do we still hear the old challenge to change the world […]

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A God of Relationship, Lent 4 2016

Morsels & Stories:  In our continuing discussion of Eucharist, I talked about bread and many of the levels of significance that lie behind the bread we share in Eucharist.   Sermon:  The son comes home, deserving nothing, and is received with joy. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Lk 15:1–3. […]

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