Posts Tagged With: Episcopal

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.

Listen:

Categories: Easter, Sermon, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

 

 

Listen:

Categories: Lent, Sermon | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salty, February 2017

saltMorsels & Stories: I talked about why and how we clean up after communion.

 

Sermon: Why salt isn’t like other spices.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 5:13-20.

 

Listen:

Categories: Epiphany, Sermon, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Scruffy Dogs in God’s Kingdom, Jan 2017

scruffy-dogsMorsels & Stories: We took some time to brainstorm all of the ways the Holy Spirit is active in St Peter’s.

 

Sermon: I tell a story about my dog, a stray dog, and the odd ways the Holy Spirit works.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 1:29-42.

 

Listen:

 

Categories: Epiphany, Sermon | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brave Lambs and Trustworthy Lions, Advent 2 2016

copyright John August Swanson Purchase prints and cards at http://catholic-resources.org/Art/Swanson.htm

copyright John August Swanson
Purchase prints and cards at http://catholic-resources.org/Art/Swanson.htm

Morsels & Stories: I talk about Matthew 3:3.  Or Isaiah 40:3.  And the comma that differentiates them. (Spoiler Matthew is quoting Isaiah in this verse.)

 

 

Sermon:  How brave must the lamb be to walk in to lie down with the lion?  How trustworthy must the lion be to let the lamb live?

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 11:1-10.

 

Listen:

Categories: Advent, Sermon | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

City of Peace, Nov 2016

%d7%99%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%a9%d7%9c%d7%99%d7%9dMorsels & Stories:  I read a short excerpt from Glennon Doyle Melton’s memoir Love Warrior.  You can find her blog here.

 

Sermon: I join Isaiah in talking about Jerusalem, (ירושלים in Hebrew), the City of Peace.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 65: 17-25.

 

Listen:

Categories: Sermon | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Widow’s Justice; God’s Justice, October 2016

gods-justiceMorsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark.  Deborah’s story can be found in Judges 4 and 5.

 

Sermon: It’s the complex parallel of the Unjust Judge or the Persistent Widow.  We consider some of the levels of meaning in the story and ask about God’s justice.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 18:1-8.

 

Listen:

Categories: Sermon | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Potter’s Flower Miracles, Sept 2016

miracle of a flowerMorsels & Stories: I talked about one interpretation of “the sacrifice of praise” and mention a favourite CS Lewis quote.

Sermon: I tackle Jeremiah in the potter’s house.  What doesn’t it mean? How might we listen better to my favourite grouchy prophet?

(The picture is something I mention in the sermon.)

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jeremiah 18:1–11.

Listen:

Categories: Sermon | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St Peter’s Feast Day, June 2016

St Peter'sWe transferred St Peter (and St Paul’s) feast day, which is usually the 29th, to Sunday so we could celebrate.  St Peter is our patronal saint, which is a fancy way of saying our church is named after him.

As it was a special day, I put together a little quiz for Morsels & Stories and the sermon was just a few words at the end of that.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

Listen:

Categories: Sermon | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unity in Diversity, June 2016

In Baptism We Have Put on ChristMorsels & Stories: I walked those gathered through an exercise I learned years ago.  I would ask one question and have people gather in small likeminded groups.  Then I would have those groups discuss their answers to an entirely different question.  Parts of this may be confusing or mostly background noise.

 

Sermon: I preached on the Gerasene demoniac, and started with wondering how he looked.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 8:26-39 and Galatians 3:23-29.

Listen:

Categories: Sermon | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: