That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Love and Command, Easter 6 2020

Jesus offers his disciples the comfort of “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Which, as a person who sometimes struggles with following Jesus, doesn’t always sound comforting.  How do we hear that in ways that help us navigate our world today? I worked most closely with John 14.15-21.  You can find the […]

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God our Rock, Easter 5 2020

I drew heavily on the themes of God as a rock, safe place, and refuge that can be seen in the Psalm and reading from 1 Peter.  The readings can be found here (link). Listen:

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Green Pastures and Still Waters, May 2020

I love the 23rd Psalm.  I think most of us do.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the Psalm and Jesus’s promise that he offers abundant life. I worked most closely with Psalm 23 (link). Listen:

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Our Hearts Were Burning, Easter 3 2020

(Oops! It’s only Easter 3!  Edits have been made where possible.) It’s hard to preach on Eucharist when we aren’t celebrating Eucharist.  I couldn’t come up with anything more true than what I’ve lived, so I shared a couple of those stories and reflected on the Gospel text briefly. The Gospel text is Luke 24.13-35 […]

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Questions, Easter 2 2020

I’m a solo rector, and have been for most of my ordained life, so usually I don’t preach on Easter 2 because we do a service of readings and hymns.  Both so that I get a bit of break and it’s a lovely service that gives us a chance to sing all the alleluias. However, […]

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It’s the same light, Easter Vigil 2020

Easter Vigil is my favourite service of the whole year.  My previous church didn’t hold one so I’d been looking forward to this night since I started at St Paul’s in November.  This is not how I was expecting it to unfold.  But the stories we would have read are still true and the light […]

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Threshold of Love, Pentecost 2018

Morsels & Stories: We talked about ways the Holy Spirit appears and acts. Sermon:  The Holy Spirit moves the disciples from inside to outside, from fear to action.  Happy Birthday to the Church! The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Acts 2:1-21. Listen: 

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From Judas to Matthias, Easter 7 2018

Morsels & Stories: We practice casting lots.  This a surprisingly long Biblical practice.  It can feel a bit odd and a little bit fun (at least the way we tried it). Sermon: The disciples fill Judas’s place among them.  Which was an act of faith and trust in the Holy Spirit. The lessons can be […]

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Sent in Love, Easter 6 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark Sermon: Jesus compares his relationship with God to our relationship with Jesus while Peter lives that out. The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link)  I worked with Act 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17. Listen: 

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