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Sent in Love, Easter 6 2018

God loves us and God sends usMorsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark

Sermon: Jesus compares his relationship with God to our relationship with Jesus while Peter lives that out.

The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link)  I worked with Act 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17.

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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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Speaking Love into Chaos, Baptism of Our Lord 2018

God speaks love into our chaosMorsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

 

Sermon: In our baptism God speaks love into our chaos, which is what God does.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 1:1-5.

 

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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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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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Holy Cross, 2016

failure-rooted-in-loveSt Peter’s has a mid-week service and have been working toward recording and occasionally posting those sermons.  My mid-week sermons are often shorter and closer to extemporaneous.  This year the Feast of Holy Cross Day fell on a Wednesday.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

You can watch “The West Wing” scene I mention here.

 

 

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God throws a party, September 2016

partyMorsels & Stories: We spend some time talking about our favourite parts of  Scripture.
Because this was interactive and personal, much of it may not have recorded well.  I’d invite you to ponder the questions yourself in those times.

 

Sermon: It’s all about the party.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 15:1-10.

 

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More than “As you wish”, Easter 5 2016

as you wishMorsels & Stories: I talked about where “Alleluia” comes from and what the Hebrew word means.  I wrote the Hebrew out in large print for the congregation, but the wikipedia page (here) also has the Hebrew text.

Sermon: Why today’s Gospel had me thinking about The Princess Bride all week.

At the end of the service I made an announcement about what I’ll be doing for the next four weeks.  More here.

Today’s lessons can be found here.  I worked most closely with John 13:31–35.

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Morsels and Stories, Easter 4 2016

Good Shepherd SundayMorsels and Stories: It’s Good Shepherd Sunday so I talked about some of the places shepherds show up in the Bible.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

 

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