Easter

Threshold of Love, Pentecost 2018

When God calls, will we go_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.

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From Judas to Matthias, Easter 7 2018

I believe the Holy Spirit shows up wherever we give her space.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 found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Acts 1:15-17 21-26.

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Sent in Love, Easter 6 2018

God loves us and God sends usMorsels & 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.

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Amateurs in Baptismal Waters, Easter 5 2018

drenched in baptismal watersMorsels & Stories: I talk about the Eucharist Prayer we’re using in Easter and some of the reasons I like the BAS.  If you want to read the pages I talk about and don’t have a Book of Alternative Services, you can borrow one from St Peter’s or read them online here: link.

Sermon: Where did Philip come from?  What authority does he have to speak with the Ethiopian Eunuch?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Acts 8:26-40.

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Witnesses, Easter 3 2018

witnessesMorsels & Stories: I talked about why I keep sharing the 10 Rules for Respect.  (I borrowed them from Bishop Rickel and you can see his version here link.)

Sermon:  Jesus looks at his recently deserting, scared and lost disciples and calls them his witnesses.

The lessons for today can be found be here link.  I worked most closely with Luke 24: 36B-48.

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Terror and Amazement, Easter 2018

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Art by Heather Gerber, paper cutting

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop by Edward Hays.  It seemed appropriate for April Fool’s Day.

Sermon: Mary, Mary, and Salome went to do what their mother’s taught them.

I worked most closely with Mark 16:1-8 which you can find here (link).

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The Promise of Unity, Easter 7 2017

UnityMorsels & Stories: I talked about vacation and Benedictine balance.  I read from Sr Joan Chittister’s commentary on The Rule of Benedict.

 

Sermon: Jesus promises to be with us always, also he ascends to heaven.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 17:1-11.

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Keep My Commandments, Easter 7 2017

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Morsels & Stories: I talked about #praytoendfamine.  You can learn more here.

Sermon: Jesus tells us to love him and keep his commandments.  What does Jesus tell us about how we best keep commandments?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:15-21.

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The Commandments, The Love, The Way Easter 5 2017

the commandmentsMorsels & Stories: I talked about the part of the Eucharistic Prayer called the anamnesis.  How time gets slippery, bringing the past forward so it is present with us during the Eucharist.  I read from “The Cult as Recapitulation of the History of Salvation,” Jean Jacques von Allman’s essay in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology.

Sermon: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and it is a way that leads back through the ancient texts and commandments.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:1-14.

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The sheep outside, Easter 4 2017

The Good Shepherd cares about the sheep left outsideMorsels & Stories: I read from the introduction to Rabbi Kushner’s reflection on psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd.

 

Sermon:  I remember a story we read about a month ago about Samuel heading off to anoint the boy out in the field with the sheep.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 10:1-10.  The story about Samuel is from 1 Samuel 16:1-13.

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