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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Good Friday 2020

Good Friday is hard to preach this year.  I generally agree with Nadia Bolz-Weber that we shouldn’t preach from our rawest places, but this is where I–and I suspect most of us–am.  The world seems pretty terrible and scary right now.  But I also found preaching incredibly important for today because this is where we […]

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Beloved Friends, Maundy Thursday 2020

This is a weird Maundy Thursday.  In my part of the world we aren’t worshipping in our buildings (we are worshipping together and in person, just online).  One of the effects of this is that we are fasting from the Eucharist.  One of the other effects is that we are limiting the spread and #flattenthecurve […]

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God Chooses Us, Palm Sunday 2020

With the kids we talked about Palms and how people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem and some of the ways we can welcome Jesus.  Then in the sermon, as a part 2, I preached on God’s preferential option and God chooses us, in all the complexity and potential sorrow of humanity. Most of my parish has […]

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Betrayal, Holy Wednesday 2018

We do a midweek service on Wednesday which means I get to preach on Holy Wednesday.  This is the day tradition says Judas betrays Jesus. Listen: 

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Palm Sunday 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why. Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.  What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong? The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47. Listen: 

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Fear and Love, Good Friday 2017

Today Jesus dies a horrible death. Because of us. Our fear, our need for power.     The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Jn 18:1-19:42.     Listen:

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Funny, Tenacious, Kind, Maundy Thursday 2017

How would you describe your Church? Without using family, loving, welcoming, or community.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn13:1-17, 31B-35.     Listen:

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