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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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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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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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