That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Love and Command, Easter 6 2020

Jesus offers his disciples the comfort of “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Which, as a person who sometimes struggles with following Jesus, doesn’t always sound comforting.  How do we hear that in ways that help us navigate our world today? I worked most closely with John 14.15-21.  You can find the […]

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God our Rock, Easter 5 2020

I drew heavily on the themes of God as a rock, safe place, and refuge that can be seen in the Psalm and reading from 1 Peter.  The readings can be found here (link). Listen:

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Green Pastures and Still Waters, May 2020

I love the 23rd Psalm.  I think most of us do.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the Psalm and Jesus’s promise that he offers abundant life. I worked most closely with Psalm 23 (link). Listen:

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Our Hearts Were Burning, Easter 3 2020

(Oops! It’s only Easter 3!  Edits have been made where possible.) It’s hard to preach on Eucharist when we aren’t celebrating Eucharist.  I couldn’t come up with anything more true than what I’ve lived, so I shared a couple of those stories and reflected on the Gospel text briefly. The Gospel text is Luke 24.13-35 […]

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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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Terror and Amazement, Easter 2018

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). listen:   

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The Promise of Unity, Easter 7 2017

Morsels & 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. Listen:

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The sheep outside, Easter 4 2017

Morsels & 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 […]

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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.   Listen:

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