Great Expectations

“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 →

Believe We Are God’s Beloved

  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 →

The Word made Flesh

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 →

People of the Incarnation

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 →

Making room

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 →

Our calling to be saints

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 →

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