Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Evening Prayer on the Eve of St Matthew's Day: September 20, 7 p.m.

The livestream may be found here.

The order of worship may be accessed here.

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 17

When Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother who sins against him, he thinks that seven is an incredibly extravagant mercy. Imagine his consternation when Jesus says, seventy-seven times (or seventy times seven, as some translations of the Bible have it.) This does not mean that Peter is to count to seventy-seven, and then to not forgive the seventy-eighth, or even the four hundred ninety-first, time. Jesus is proclaiming the heart of God his Father, his mercy beyond extravagance. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18A)

'The word ‘corporate’ has to do with the body, for the Latin word ‘corpus’ means ‘body.’ This is why we refer to the statue of the crucified Christ as the ‘corpus.’ When our worship book names a service ‘corporate confession and forgiveness,’ it makes the point that what is happening is the bringing of the parts of the body back into healthy relation.'


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17, Year A)

'Now for most of us, who have been raised from childhood in the Christian faith, this is what a Messiah does. He dies and is raised from the dead. What could be easier to understand? But we’ve heard this Scripture so many times that we cannot possibly understand what a shock and a scandal this must have been to the disciples.'

Academy String Quartet at St Stephen, Friday, September 8, 7:30 p.m.

Check out WQED-FM 89.3 on Wednesday, September 6 at 8:10 a.m. for an interview with music director Warren Davidson, and get your tickets for Friday's performance! We are excited to be partnering with Academy Concerts.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Sunday worship time moves to 10:30!

Don't forget that this Sunday, September 3, worship returns to a 10:30 a.m. start time. Get here a little bit early and hear wonderful music! Blessings to all!