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A Safe Place in the Chaos:   Nov. 20th, 2022

A Safe Place in the Chaos: Nov. 20th, 2022

Christ the King, Year C                                Psalm 46                                                                                            Chaos.  That is what Psalm 46 is describing.  It doesn’t sound like chaos as they are using poetic words.  In the...

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All Saints is Complicated: November 6, 2022

All Saints is Complicated: November 6, 2022

Year C, All Saints                                  Luke 6:20-31                                                                                        It’s complicated. All Saint’s Sunday is complicated. This is partly because the understanding of this day has...

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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...

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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...

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Is God Always Good?: September 11, 2022

Is God Always Good?: September 11, 2022

 Year C, Pentecost 14                                   Exodus 32:7-14 & Luke 15:1-10                                                                    We are going to try something right now that we don’t usually do in the Episcopal Church.  It’s called “call...

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Cheap Grace: September 4, 2022

Cheap Grace: September 4, 2022

 Luke 14:25-33                     Pentecost 13, Year C Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a very promising career in academia and the church.  He received his doctorate at age 21 and began teaching at the University of Berlin at 25.  He was also an ordained Lutheran Pastor. Two...

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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...

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Faith in the Waiting: August 6, 2022

Faith in the Waiting: August 6, 2022

 Year C, Pentecost 9                             Genesis 15: 1-6 & Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16                                            Before we entered the adoption process, I spent six years going through fertility treatments.  When you are trying to get pregnant,...

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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...

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