Sermons and Statements

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July 23, 2013

It’s been a long journey to this place.  The last few days have been filled with travel challenges, and it is very good to be here.  We’re all on a journey, whether we make our home right here or a long way from here or in several places around...

July 19, 2013

There is a remarkable trio of bakeries in Seattle that feature breads and baked goods that combine the best grains, fruits, and produce of the Northwest with Old World breadmaking and pastry techniques – slow ones, that depend on wild yeast and...

July 21, 2013

I went to a farmer’s market last week, and found it filled with fruit, greens, and root vegetables of both expected varieties and unusual ones.  I bought a basket of tiny sweet raspberries and some greens of a sort I’d never tried before, and...

July 4, 2013

I bring you greetings from The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.  That has been the formal name of The Episcopal Church for almost 200 years.  We began to send missionary bishops to the wilds of the mid-continent in 1835, and 9 years...

June 30, 2013

I spend most of my time on the road, traveling.  Most people spend their lives closer to home.  But all of us are meant to be on the road, the Jesus road, moving toward the Reign of God.  The very name of this church is a reminder that we are...

June 29, 2013

When I was a child, I attended a church school for the first few years.  The nuns who taught there were filled with grace and taught us much about what it means to live as a minister of Jesus in the world.  They also showed us what it’s like to...

June 23, 2013

The nations have gathered, and streamed in to this city set on a hill – there are supposedly 7 hills here, and this is almost certainly the highest one with a church! – the nations have come up to the house of the Lord with great rejoicing.  It...

June 16, 2013

Has anyone here ever worked as a shepherd, or known someone who did?  My husband and I kept goats for a long time, but never sheep.  We did get to know a shepherd one summer in Nevada.  We never actually saw him, but we did see the messages he...

June 2, 2013

I’m sure it hasn’t been raining here for 110 years, even though it must seem that way.  The Isar is in flood, the trees along the banks have their roots and lower trunks covered, and the mature trees floating downstream look like so many twigs...

May 30, 2013

I want to invite us to consider what kinds of proclamation are likely to be needed as we move into the future that God is creating all around us.  We live in a world that’s changing rapidly, is increasingly interconnected, and at least in much...

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