Katharine Jefferts Schori

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 00:00

I was with a group of friends just before Halloween last week, and one of the younger ones said, let’s find a haunted house to visit!  Another, older, one asked why anyone would pay to let someone scare you.  Yet that does seem to be what Halloween...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 00:00

Today we’re remembering Alfred the Great, who was king of the West Saxons and then the first king of all England.  Born in 849 as fourth son to King Aethelwulf, at a time of pretty constant Danish incursions, he became king at age 22 after his...

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:00

Well, the parks are open and the government is mostly back at work, but it feels like the division and challenge has just been kicked down the road a couple of months.  We did see some work toward healing the divisions – perhaps most notably the...

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 00:00

What is most on your heart this morning?  The continuing chaos in Washington, DC?  The beauty of this place?  Violence in the Middle East?  Joy at seeing friends you love?  Your health, or that of your family or friends?  The beauty of this morning...

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 00:00

Congratulations on this initiative – the Bishop Kemper School is a remarkable thing to celebrate!  You are building on the foundation laid by others years ago.  You heard Paul’s reminder:  we’re all God’s servants, working together… and you are God...

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 00:00

Are you rich, or are you poor?  Stop and ponder this for a minute.  Why have you decided that you’re rich or poor?  If you have a place to sleep and clothes to wear and food to eat, you and your household are better off than the half of the world’s...

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 00:00

In my youth three things were considered inappropriate for dinner-table conversations:  religion, politics, and money.  Sex didn’t merit listing because it wasn’t even mentioned in “polite society.”  The Church has been having that conversation,...

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 00:00

I promise you that the planning committee did not examine the lectionary before they chose this theme of Transforming Loss into New Possibilities.  But Theodore of Tarsus is a most appropriate witness to that kind of hope and faithfulness.  He was...

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 00:00

What a remarkable milestone!  325 years of faithful worship in this community, with a vibrant and diverse congregation committed to serving the people around you, and those who continue to come here through a very narrow gate.  The history of...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 00:00

What joy is here this morning!  Joy like we’ve just experienced in song and praise is a mark of being fully alive.  The presence of joy is a sign of abundant life.  We’re here to celebrate education as a vitally important resource for abundant life...

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