Christmas Day 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read a story/long poem.   Sermon:  John definitely has the most esoteric version of the Christmas Story.  And I love it.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 1:1-14.   Listen:

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Christmas Eve 2016

I usually post sermons in audio format, and while Christmas Eve’s sermon did record, I’m posting the text.  I wrote it as an invitation both to Christmas and to reflection.  I think that works better if you can follow along at your own speed. Merry Christmas! I hope your meal plans have been made or […]

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Blue Christmas 2016

A Blue Christmas, or longest night, service is a time and place for those for whom the holidays are lonely, sad, and hard. St Peter’s offers this with the knowledge that the holiday season can be incredibly painful and the faith that God is with us in those blue moments.   Here is the sermon […]

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The Most Right Decision, Advent 4 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked a bit about what the canons (which can be found here) have to say about the responsibilities of the vestry.   Sermon: Matthew’s story about how Jesus was born focuses on Joseph and a dream.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew […]

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Forerunner, Advent 3 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.     Sermon: John’s disciples ask Jesus a simple question and get a complicated answer.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 11:2-11. Listen:

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Brave Lambs and Trustworthy Lions, Advent 2 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talk about Matthew 3:3.  Or Isaiah 40:3.  And the comma that differentiates them. (Spoiler Matthew is quoting Isaiah in this verse.)     Sermon:  How brave must the lamb be to walk in to lie down with the lion?  How trustworthy must the lion be to let the lamb live?     […]

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