“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” These are Nathanael’s first words about Jesus to Phillip in this morning’s Gospel story from John. Of course, eventually, Nathanael goes on to become one of Jesus’ disciples. But that’s not where Nathanael’s journey with Jesus begins. It begins in today’s Gospel story with his reaction... Continue Reading →
Sermon - First Sunday after Epiphany: Baptism of the Lord January 7th, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 This morning, we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. Today’s feast always happens right after our celebration of Christmas as a reminder that Jesus’ baptism was... Continue Reading →
John 1: 1-18 And the word became flesh and lived among us. Last night, we heard the story of Jesus’ birth from St. Luke’s Gospel. We all know this part of the Christmas story. It’s almost like it’s part of our DNA. How Joseph and a very pregnant Mary arrive in Bethlehem. How Mary gives... Continue Reading →
Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) Where in the world is God? Do you ever ask that question? Where in the world is God when there is so much in the world that isn’t right? Where in the world is God when there is so much injustice? So much violence? So much inequality between... Continue Reading →
Advent 4, *Morning Prayer Sunday Dec 24, 2017 John 3:16-21 May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord. Amen Twenty years ago today, our immediate family & Erin's boyfriend were in Capetown, South Africa, to visit Joy for Christmas. Joy served for 20 months as... Continue Reading →
Repentance and generosity. Such are the ways we get ready for the coming of God. Such are ways we prepare the guesthouse of lives.
Today’s celebration, the feast of Christ the King, is the last Sunday of the Church’s year. The church’s year will begin anew next Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent.
We gather today in gratitude, grief and penitence: To give thanks for the life and light of trans sisters and brothers, to remember those whose lives have been diminished and cut short by hatred and violence, to repent of our silence and complicity, and to commit ourselves and our bodies anew to the vows made... Continue Reading →
Sermon - All Saints Sunday November 5th, 2017 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish The Reverend Edmund I. Harris Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 This morning, on All Saints Sunday, we remember that we are part of a family. A big family, a family called the Communion of Saints. This family is... Continue Reading →