Lent

Palm Sunday 2018

What moments of denial are in your past_ Your future_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.

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Indelible, Lent 5 2018

written on your heartMorsels & Stories: I talked about the Corporation and Vestry of the Parish and the Canons.  You can find the Canons of our Diocese here.  (link)

Sermon:  I love Jeremiah and a lot of the reason might be right in this chapter.  God gives Jeremiah a promise for a people.

The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link)  I worked most closely with Jeremiah 31:31-34.

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Lifting, Lent 2018

Is Jesus who we are sharing with the world_Morsels & Stories: I talk about laetare or mothering Sunday.

Sermon: What if John 3:16 is an idol of the Church, and what if, maybe, the weird story about the snakes can help us understand idols and redeem John 3:16?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked with Num 21:4–9 and John:14-21.

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A Sacred Home, Lent 2018

Home where we are imperfect and lovedEdmonton got a decent amount of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning so our worship was a bit more intimate than normal.  Instead of our usual Morsels & Stories we started with a really interactive section.  I did my best to make sure the gist of the conversation got caught by the mic.  Thank you for your patience.

Sermon: Jesus has deep passion for God’s home.  What does home mean to us?  What does this mean for us?

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 2: 13-22.

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Abraham’s Laughter, Lent 2 2018

How is God's Promise making you laugh today_Morsels & Stories: I read “The Spy on Noah’s Ark” from The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories From the Inside Out

 

 

Sermon: Why do you laugh?  Why did Noah?

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1–7 15–16.

 

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Grace for Discipline, Lent 2018

Lent 1 Collect.pngMorsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical life-cycle of palms.

Sermon: I preached on the collect today.

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Ash Wednesday 2018

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Dear friends in Christ, every year at the time of the Christian Passover we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the paschal mystery. We begin this holy season by remembering our need for repentance, and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, an ancient sign, speaking of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marking the penitence of the community as a whole. I invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God. Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer.

 

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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.

 

 

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Betrayed, Spy Wednesday 2017

Holy Wednesday is called Spy Wednesday because this is the day, tradition holds, that Judas went to betray Jesus to the High Priests.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn 13:21-32.

 

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Palm Sunday 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the anti-semitism that some of the Good Friday rubrics are responding to.  I used some of the suggestions in Amy Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew.

Sermon: There were two parades entering Jerusalem that day.  And a whole other group of people plotting and scheming.  How do we understand where the post-Christendom Church can best read ourselves into this story?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 27:11-54.

 

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