Dining with God

Sermon - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 5, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 There is something about food—and about sharing food together, sharing a meal—that has the power to bring us closer together. I remember, growing up, how my grandmother’s dining room table was the... Continue Reading →

Unexpected abundance

Sermon - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost July 29, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Two of our scripture readings are about miraculous feedings, stories in which a little food is somehow miraculously multiplied to feed hundreds or even thousands of people. Our Hebrew Bible reading from... Continue Reading →

Broken Stones, Building Blocks

Sermon for Sunday, July 22, 2018 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11 B Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Quite a few years ago, when my husband, John, was still on active duty with the Army, he was stationed outside of Istanbul, Turkey for a year.  I had the chance to live there with... Continue Reading →

The God who surprises us

Sermon - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 7, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 I wonder if any of you have ever had the experience of returning to your home or hometown after you’ve been away for a while? Maybe you graduated from high school and... Continue Reading →

Jesus is with us in the boat

I remember the very first time I set foot inside this church sanctuary. It was during the first interview for my position. When I walked into this room, I remember being immediately struck by how much the space reminded me of a boat—an upside down boat. Maybe you’ve had this experience of this space too.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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