Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sermon, May 28, 2023: The Day of Pentecost

'Finally, after the gift is identified,

as it is being developed,

it is shared with others.

Jesus says,

No one after lighting a lamp puts it on a bushel basket, but on a lampstand,

and it gives light to the entire house.

So let your light shine before others that they may see your good works

and glorify your Father who is in heaven.'

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The Holy Communion on the Day of Pentecost: May 28, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

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A copy of this morning's order of service may be found here.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Sermon, May 21, 2023: The Ascension of Our Lord

'The ascended, risen Christ, who cannot be contained, whom we cannot pin down, nevertheless is present in his Word and Sacraments. We may show our devotion to him in his poor and needy ones, these who are with us in this place and in other places. When we look at an unlit Paschal Candle, we may be reminded of both of these things. But I would also say that we should be filled with longing.'

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 14, 2023

'Paul’s appeal worked, the Gospel bore fruit, even in the place where Greek philosophy held sway. And it bore fruit because Paul came to common ground with his hearers, piqued their curiosity, and made his confession, encouraging them that what he was saying really wasn’t so different after all. They could then see, if they had the vision to do so, that the confrontation to which they were called was not a face-off with an angry man, but with a merciful, just, and loving God.'

The entire sermon may be read here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Evening Prayer: Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.

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The order of worship may be accessed by clicking here.

“O God, of your goodness, give me yourself, for you are enough for me… If I do ask anything less, I shall always be in want. Only in you I have all.” - Julian of Norwich (1343-1416), Anchoress
Julian lived in Norwich, England during the dark days of the Black Death in Europe. Falling ill at age 30, Julian experienced a series of visions so profound that she devoted the remainder of her life to contemplating them. Julian recorded these visions and mediations in a book titled Revelations of Divine Love and her writings are the earliest known works in English by a female author. Julian lived in a small cell on the side of the Norwich cathedral, keeping only a cat for company. She devoted her life to prayer and meditation and discipled those who sought her counsel and wisdom. (From 'Our Church Speaks' on Facebook)

Monday, May 8, 2023

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 7, 2023

'These images (for the Church) of body and temple are important for us today, but they might be hard for us to understand. In our age of what the philosophers call ‘the sovereign self’ we have almost completely rejected the idea that meaning in life is to be found beyond the satisfaction of individual desires, the exercise of our individual freedoms, the achievement of individual goals, and the fulfillment of individual aspirations... It is almost as if we believe that a field full of separated, disparate, disjointed rocks is a more beautiful and noble thing than a place where the stones are molded and shaped and joined together into a place fit for habitation.'

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