Growth in the kingdom of God

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 17, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Mark 4:26-34 In the Gospels, when Jesus went around and tried to share with people who God was, and what God is like, he often talked about this thing he called “the kingdom of God.”... Continue Reading →

Called to struggle

Sermon - Third Sunday after Pentecost June 10, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Seattle Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 I wanted to share a story with you I heard this past Friday from our Parish Administrator and Communications Director Sara Bates. It’s a troubling story, a story that does not show... Continue Reading →

Remember and guard the Sabbath

Second Sunday after Pentecost June 3, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Seattle Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6 As some of you may have read in the Key, our weekly parish newsletter this week, I was writing about how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling lately about all the things I have to get... Continue Reading →

Made to love

Sermon - Trinity Sunday May 27th, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Seattle Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Last Sunday, you might recall, we celebrated Pentecost, a day when we remembered the coming of the Holy Spirit, and how the Spirit became the animating force behind the early church following the death and... Continue Reading →

The fiery flames of love

The Day of Pentecost May 20, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish + In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I have a feeling, that I wasn’t the only one up at 4 a.m. yesterday.  I know of at least one other Anglophile here at St. Peter’s. ... Continue Reading →

Wounded and risen among us

Sermon for Third Sunday of Easter, Year B April 15, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA Act 3:12-19 1 John 3:1-7 Psalm 4 Luke 24:36b-48 I remember a time when Jesus was transformed twice before our eyes. This took place in another Episcopal congregation. In the chancel of that church, a large cross hung... Continue Reading →

Moving from unbelief to belief

The Second Sunday of Easter,  Year B   The Rev. Deacon Polly Shigaki April 8, 2018 John 20:19-31 Holy One, Bless the questioners among us – who ask where, how, why; the ones who must touch, explore, feel, know – bless the questioners among us.  Amen.  Christ is risen! Alleluia, Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed!... Continue Reading →

Newest pages in the Gospel of Jesus

Sermon for Easter Sunday (Year B) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA April 1, 2018 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:14-29 Mark 16:1-8 Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia! That is the message of this day, thanks be to God.  I want to assure you of that, because our Gospel lection... Continue Reading →

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