Katharine Jefferts Schori

Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 00:00

I think I would have enjoyed Margaret Parker a great deal. I’m just sorry I never got the opportunity to meet her. She was an incarnate example of what’s possible when you’ve got vision and passion and persistence. She had a pretty...

Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 00:00

Lessons and Carols: Isaiah 40:1-11; Genesis 3:1-24; Baruch 4:36-5:9; Isaiah 35:1-6; Romans 13:11-14; Mark 1:1-8 [Haggai 2:6-9 substituted for Baruch]67 years ago today this nation entered the Second World War. A series of exiles began that day,...

Friday, December 5, 2008 - 00:00

Our country is consumed with transition right now – who’s going to get what position in the cabinet, who are the players going to be in this next administration? And it’s not just Americans who are watching. The surprising thing about this...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 00:00

Advent is just beginning -- how and to what will you dedicate your Advent time this year? In some years, the world around us is full-bore into shopping, decorating and partying by now. Given the world's financial crisis, this year just might be a...

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 00:00

It’s an honor and a privilege to be with you for this celebration of 300 years of faithful witness on this island. As I travel around this Church I am continually amazed and delighted to discover the ways in which we are all connected. Last...

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 00:00

I am grateful to God when I remember you in my prayers (2Tim 1:3). Whoever wrote this letter to Timothy, it echoes the sentiments of many in this room. The grandparents and other interested adults here pray for you students continually. You are...

Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 00:00

Greetings. There is an old rabbinical story that goes like this: when a person comes to die, Moses meets him or her and asks, “did you enjoy everything that God gave you to enjoy?” That story grows out of the same tradition as the story that...

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 00:00

Your convention is focused on new visions and bold possibilities. I only have hints about your dreams, but I do know that what keeps most people and church bodies from realizing their dreams, or taking their part in dreaming God’s great dream,...

Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 00:00

Are you ready? Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Do you have a survival kit for the next hurricane or power outage? Do you have enough life insurance for your family to get by? Or, as our proverbial mothers would insist, did you put on...

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 00:00

I get lots of mail – most of it unsolicited. People send me books, people send me complaints about various things, and people send me advice. Once in a while somebody even writes to say, “thank you.” I try to treat the day’s package of...

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