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Discerning with St. Francis:  October 9, 2022

Discerning with St. Francis: October 9, 2022

 Matthew 11:25-30                                  Year C, Feast of St. Francis                                                                 In the Roman Catholic Church, St Francis is the patron saint of animals and ecology.  He was known for his love of animals...

Uncomfortable Words: Sept 25, 2022

Uncomfortable Words: Sept 25, 2022

Year C, Pentecost 16                                               Luke 16:19-31                                             It’s that time of the church year when many of the Gospel readings are confusing, depressing or distressing.  Last week’s was confusing.  This...

A Story of a Woman:   August 21, 2022

A Story of a Woman: August 21, 2022

Year C, Pentecost 11                    Luke 13:10-17  & Isaiah 58:9-14           (This is told from the perspective of the woman in the Gospel of Luke.)                             My back was worse than usual today.  It’s always bad. I cannot remember a time...

When Prayer is Hard: July 24, 2022

 Year C, Pentecost 7                                 Luke 11: 1-13 and Genesis 18:20-32                                            Every Sunday, we have two collects at the beginning of our service. The word collect is the Episcopal (fancy) was to say, “Opening...

Stop Freaking Out:  July 17, 2022

Stop Freaking Out: July 17, 2022

 Year C, Pentecost 6                                   Luke 10:38-42                                                              Ever since the story of Martha and Mary was first read, it has been interpreted and misinterpreted in about 100 different ways.  Often...

When Jesus Isn’t Nice:  June 26, 2022

When Jesus Isn’t Nice: June 26, 2022

Year  C, Pentecost 3                                             Luke 9:51-62                                                                                                           I’m going to be honest with you.  These readings are not my favorite readings,...