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June 18, 2020

Exodus 19:2-8a

The people spoke to Moses as one – Everything the Lord has spoken we will do.

We haven’t heard from the Hebrew bible in a long time. In the unchartered frontier of regular online worship – trying to follow rubrics and with the reality of attention individuals can give an online service – our Morning Prayer is greatly abridged.  So we haven’t heard the stories from books like Exodus, not mention any of the epistles...

This is the full 30 minute Morning Prayer service. The sermon begins at approx. 21:00. 

Good morning.  It is good to be here.  I am grateful to be able to see you in the eyes of my heart – that brings tremendous joy.  And it hurts. It is hard. 


There is joy and there is sorrow – at the same time. And it is important, it is faithful – to name that. Why do we call that one really hard day of the church calendar yea...

April 26, 2020

The sermon starts at about minute 8:30. The gospel text is Luke 24:13-35

It’s good to be with you this morning. Good to come together even if we can’t really be together. Good to hear the word of God. Good to pray. Good to sing. Good to hear recite the psalms, ancient prayers of the people – hallelujah
    
Good to remember on the third Sunday of Easter – that we are Easter people. We believe in new life. We believe i...

April 14, 2020

“Do not be afraid,” the angel says, “I know that you are looking for Jesus – but he is not here.” (Matthew 28:1-10) The gospel/sermon begins at 7:14 in the video below.

Last year on Easter Sunday – the headline of the Baltimore Sun proclaimed “Superbowl Sunday for churches.” The smiling photo of a colleague graced the cover and she along with other priests and pastors interviewed basically agreed - that yes, Easter Sunday is ou...

April 2, 2020

This morning we hear from Paul's letter, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds." (Romans 12:2)

Do you remember Romper Room? I remember watching the 'teacher' in the show hold up a mirror and say, "I see Amy, I see Charlie, I see Julie." Of course she didn't literally see them - or did she?  She saw them in her heart and mind. She saw all the children, like me, who were watching at...

March 24, 2020

   If, just a few weeks ago, you had told me that I didn't have to go to any more meetings where everyone present felt the need to express an opinion on every subject or, that I didn't need to go to some social gathering where I was expected to make small talk with people that I do not know, I would have been a very happy fellow. As Judi Dench said to Geoffrey Palmer, "you don't do chit chat do you?" to which he replied, "I do...

March 22, 2020

“What do we do to perform the works of God?” the disciples asked Jesus

“This is what you must do,” Jesus answered – “have faith”

That’s what we just heard (John 6:27-40). When Jesus says – believe in me – that means – have faith. Living our faith. That is godly work. Especially in time such as this. Faith is the starting place. Faith is what begins all good work. Living our faith is what following Jesus is all about. Which is wh...

March 3, 2020

Our temptations are not Jesus’ temptations, but from the garden to the wilderness, one method of the Tempter is the same.

The Tempter – or Accuser – wants us to believe that our satisfaction with who we are – our contentment with the way things are lies outside of ourselves. That our growth is contingent on situational circumstance.

For instance, there is knowledge, or status, or credentials we must acquire take in like an...

February 23, 2020

Jesus reveals his divine light. A sign of his true nature and an encouragement for us to reveal our true nature, too.  "God became human so that we might become divine." Iranaeus, 2 CE

Today is the last Sunday after the Epiphany. The close of the variable season of ordinary time. A time that begins with light. A radiant light that draws people towards it. A light above the place of Jesus’ birth. A light that signifies the...

February 20, 2020

If you were at church this past Sunday, you heard a hard gospel. Boldly, Jesus repeats the phrase, "You have heard it said....but I say to you" utilizing a style of midrash not very familiar to the ears of 21st century Christians. But the situations he reinterprets definitely are: broken relationships with family; insults and harboring resentments; adultery, marriage, divorce; liable in court, and swearing against God....

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