Author Archives: Robyn

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An Episcopal priest, bibliophile, dog owner, and Montanan

“Unbind Him”, All Saints 2018

Our work is unbinding people from the injustices of the world (1)Morsels & Stories: I read the “Ragman” from the book Ragman: and other cries of faith by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Sermon:  Jesus talks to Mary (and Martha before her) and then gives them a job.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with John 11:32-44.

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God’s Love in the face of Terror, October 2018

In the face of the grief and violence in the worldWe respond with God's LoveMorsels & Stories:  We talked about the offertory plates and when they are blessed in the service.

Sermon:  This was a hard week full of horrible news.  How do we respond?  How does God call us to respond?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I preached with Hebrews 7:23-28 in the direct background.

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Out of the Dust, October 2018

Ps 22Morsels & Stories: I introduced our next prayer station and talked about the history behind labyrinths.

Sermon:  The consolation and hope of Psalm 22.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Psalm 22.

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Harvest Thanksgiving 2018

Thankful for our ability to share what we have received.Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?

Sermon: Today we give thanks for all that we have, for all of the ways we’re different, and for our ability to share.

The lessons were the ones for Harvest Thanksgiving found on page 396 of the BAS.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:25-33, which you can read here (link).

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Death that leads to life, Sept 2018

Jesus's death leads to new life.Morsels & Stories: This morning we read from Proverbs 31, which is traditionally sung by Jewish husbands to their wives as praise.  As the Church is often talked about as the Bride of Christ, what similar song would Jesus sing to us?

Sermon: Jesus talks about his death.  So we do too because that is the great source of our hope.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Mark 9:32-37.

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Feasting on Crumbs, Sept 2018

At Jesus's Feast, there are crumbs to feed multitudesMorsels & Stories: I talked about the lectionary and something my stewardship professor once taught me.

Sermon: Jesus has this deeply troubling interaction.  And this new, foreign, female disciple claims the crumbs.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Mark 7:24-37.

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Generous Gifts, September 2018

God's Generous GiftMorsels & Stories:  I introduced the next component of our prayer stations.

Sermon: The author of James writes, “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above.”  What are those gifts?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with James 1:17-27.

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Back of the bread, August 2018

Back of the breadMorsels & Stories: We finished our read of Good Goats.

Sermon: In a first, I sing during the sermon.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 6.

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Into the Mystery, August 2018

leave with the mysteryMorsels & Stories:  I talked about non-theological books that have had a significant impact on my life, leadership, and theology.

Sermon:  What is the eucharist?  Queen Elizabeth I weighs in.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 6: 51-58.

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Growth, August 2018

GrowthMorsels & Stories: We continued our read of Good Goats.

Sermon: What makes bread bread?  What is sourfaux?  What are we offering people?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 6: 35, 41-51.

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