Easter Vigil Sermon from Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His a…

Suffering is part of our shared reality. Humans, animals, plants and our environment are all vulnerable to suffering. Suffering can be intentional or unintentional. It can result organically, or the consequence of human error or be imposed by choice – as is the case this Palm Sunday morning when two Egyptian Coptic chu…

In the movie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch says, “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” We see this played out in the vision of Ezekiel and our story from John. Margaret Odell reminds us that “from the time Ezekiel first began to speak in 592 BCE, the (Hebrew) people’s long history of rebellion against God and now als…

You’re Invited!! Holy Week & Easter Services at St. Paul’s April 12 – Holy Wednesday (Tenebrae) – 7pm in the Chapel April 13 – Maundy Thursday – 7pm in the Sanctuary April 14 – Good Friday – 2 services: 12:15pm in the Chapel; 7pm in the Sanctuary April 15 – Easter Vigil (Saturday) – 7pm, starting in the Columbarium Apr…

From St. John 9:1-41 For years, I’ve been dawn to the story of the man born blind. Every time I hear it, his story touches my soul. I feel a connection with the man and cherish his emotionally-packed words: “One thing I know, though I was blind, now I see.” This story encourages me. It invites me to trust in God’s love…

Throughout the four Gospels there are several times when Jesus takes what his religious culture considers normative and turns it upside down. Today we have an example of Jesus’ topsy-turvy teaching. The scene is set at a well in Samaria. The two characters are a Samaritan woman and Jesus. She is at a disadvantage becau…

LENT2A 2017 – JMA+ On my office desk I have a simple piece of artwork. Some see it as abstract. Other’s don’t. It is made of wood and can be held in your hand. In fact, if you hold it in your hand, the message within the art is unintelligible. If you sit it down and gaze at it from a distance, most people can see the h…

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