St Peter’s Feast, June 2017

St Peter's feast dayWe had St Peter’s Fair after church, I tried and succeeded in being short.

The sermon started with some interaction, and I tried to catch everything for the mic, and thank you for your patience.

What are your favourite stories about St Peter?  And why did Jesus keep him around?

 

The lessons for St Peter’s Feast Day can be found by clicking here.

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Welcome in the midst of pain and struggle, June 2017

Join me in being a place where you can come in pain and struggling and find welcome and supportMorsels & Stories: I talked about the Church calendar, the primacy of Sundays and transferring feasts.  This was anticipating our patronal feast celebration next week.

Sermon: Jesus offers a task list today, “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.”  How do we respond to those charges when we can’t do them?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 9:35-10-8.

 

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A Promise Whispered, Pentecost 2017

Sometimes the Holy Spirit comes as apromise whisperedMorsels & Stories: I talked about Proverbs 8 and Wisdom.

 

Sermon: Sometimes the Holy Spirit is fire, or wind, or a breath.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:19-23.

 

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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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Easter 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about Mary Magdalene and easter eggs.

 

Sermon:  Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Mt 28:1-10.

 

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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.

 

 

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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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