Welcomes You

Sermons and Statements

March 4, 2012

 

Are there any Abrahams, or aged fathers, here?  Anybody here feel dead?  In all seriousness, what is dead, or as good as dead, in your life?  If I look at life in the communities around us, I’d nominate our civil discourse.  The political rhetoric we’re hearing is not exactly life-giving – it’s mostly about dealing death to the...

March 2, 2012

 

The lections for this sermon were Isa 49:5-13; Ps 67; Eph 3:1-12; Matt 16:24-27.

Greetings from the rest of The Episcopal Church, who pray for you.  When Isaiah challenges the people to be a light to the nations, he could be speaking to this part of the body of Christ.  We are not only present in many nations, but we are meant to reach beyond those boundaries to...

February 26, 2012

 

Greetings from the Episcopal Church…

People and nations around the world mark the restoration of relationships in a variety of ways.  Some people celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th of this month as a sign of love shared between two people.  Nations sign treaties, both to signal an end to wars and as a mutual understanding about how they...

February 19, 2012

 

I bring you greetings from The Episcopal Church.  We’re engaged in God’s mission through about 7000 congregations in 16 nations – in Taiwan and Micronesia, Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as the United States....

February 12, 2012

 

I bring you greetings from The Episcopal Church.  We’re engaged in God’s mission in about 7000 congregations in 16 nations – in Taiwan and Micronesia, Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, as well as the United States.  We have been...

January 20, 2012

The lections for this sermon were Isaiah 2:2-4 and Luke 10:1-9.

Have you noticed that we are pretty much sitting on the high...

January 15, 2012

 

Happy Anniversary – and welcome to a journey into the future.  This year of celebration brings an invitation to reflect and give thanks, but it’s not a stopping place.  The church is always on a journey toward the reign of God, and that means it’s always changing, because we’re not there yet.  We have always...

January 10, 2012

 

The lections for this Evensong were Ps 107:23-32; Micah 4:1-5; Revelation 21:1-7.

There is a standing joke about the different kinds of canons, but it only helps a little...

January 8, 2012

 

It hasn’t started getting light any earlier in the morning yet, even though we’re more than two weeks past the winter solstice.  The days are getting very slightly longer, but the added seconds are coming at the end of the day, rather than at the beginning.  Right before Christmas, I was way up in northern Washington, at 49 degrees N, and the sun didn’t...

December 10, 2011

 

I rode the subway early yesterday morning, and at one stop a group of young people got on with several bulky suitcases, including a hard cased one that looked like it could hold a big keyboard.  One pushed an empty wheelchair, another brought a walker, and one rolled a furniture dolly.  One young man immediately sat down and leaned over onto the seat to sleep.  They...