Lent

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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Dry Bones and Creation, Lent 5 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical epiclesis.

 

Sermon: Every three years this reading is not only an option in the Vigil service but is read on Lent 5.  I love Ezekiel with the dry bones.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Ezekiel 37:1-14.

 

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Loved, Lent 4 2017

Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon:  I draw a comparison between the man born blind and Job.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 9:1-41.

 

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Living Water, Lent 3 2017

Morsels & Stories:  As we’ll be reading banns of marriage for a parishioner I talked about the history of marriage and why we don’t often reads banns anymore.

Sermon: Phoenicians, living water, and inimical seas.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  While I worked with both Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42, I was most inspired by the Prayer over the Gifts and Prayer after Communion:

Prayer over the Gifts
Spring of life and Source of goodness,
receive all we offer you this day,
and bring us to the living water,
Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord.

Prayer After Communion
God of our pilgrimage,
we have found the living water.
Refresh and sustain us
as we go forth on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

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Blessed, Lent 2 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about pnuema and ruach and the wordplay Jesus and Nicodemus engaged in.

 

Sermon:  Abram is blessed to be a blessing.  What he, and we, get wrong and the enduring good news of God’s blessing.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 12:1-4a.

 

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Know who you are, Lent 1 2017

know-who-you-areMorsels & Stories:  I talk about our Old Testament reading and apples and pomegranates.

 

Sermon: What part of resisting temptation is having a community know and remind us of who we are?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 4:1-11.

 

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Ash Wednesday 2017

ash-wednesday-2017The Gospel for Ash Wednesday begins with, perhaps, the most Anglican verse, “Beware of practicing your piety before others.”  But Jesus is getting at a lot more than where we pray.

 

 

The lessons for Ash Wednesday can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

 

 

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Are we willing? Lent 5 2016

willing to buildMorsels & Stories: Continuing our lenten exploration of Eucharist, we talked about why we use wine, along with how not to partake of the wine.

 

Sermon:  In a Gospel full of scandalous things, Jesus says, “You will always have the poor with you.” Do we still hear the old challenge to change the world so that poverty ends?

If you want to know more about Edmonton’s plans to end poverty, check out www.endpovertyedmonton.ca.

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 12: 1-8.

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