A Sunday to Remember

The Sixth Sunday after EpiphanyRemembrance of EO-9066 February 17, 2019 Luke 6:17-26Deacon Polly Shigaki May my words touch your hearts and “Spirit” as we journey together; let us become blessings to all we encounter.  Amen Suma Yagi’s poem “Two Syllable Words”  - from “A Japanese Name An American Story” 2016, pg 7.  Every evening we... Continue Reading →

Called on a journey

Sermon - The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany  February 3, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 I wonder if any of you have ever had the experience of returning to your hometown after you’d been away for a while? Maybe you graduated from high school and left for... Continue Reading →

Rector’s Annual Address 2019

The Third Sunday after Epiphany  January 27, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Seattle Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 Dear friends in Christ, This morning, the morning of our Annual Parish Meeting, we gather to do two things together. First, we look back in gratitude over the past year. Second, we look... Continue Reading →

The God who is frivolous with love

Sermon - Second Sunday after Epiphany January 12th, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 This morning’s Gospel story, the story of Jesus miraculously turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, is probably one of the most well-known stories in the Gospel of John—and in all... Continue Reading →

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon - First Sunday after Epiphany: Baptism of the Lord January 12th, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 In the past week, we have celebrated two events in Jesus’ life separated by more than thirty years. Last Sunday, we celebrated the Epiphany, the coming of the magi... Continue Reading →

Called to be Epiphany People

Sermon – The Epiphany of the Lord  January 6, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 This morning, now that the twelve days of Christmas are now over, we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. That word, Epiphany, comes from a Greek word that literally means manifestation:  the... Continue Reading →

The Call of Love

Sermon - Christmas Day December 25th, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish John 1: 1-18 And the word became flesh and lived among us. Last night, in our Nativity pageant, we heard the story of Jesus’ birth mostly as told in St. Luke’s Gospel. We all know this part of the Christmas story. It’s almost like... Continue Reading →

Daring to Behold the Manger

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas Eve) December 24th, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) I wanted to share a story with you. A story not about the Holy Family—the story we just heard—but about the Harris-Jaycox family. My family. As many of you know,... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Accompaniment

The Fourth Sunday of Advent December 23rd, 2018 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) This morning’s Gospel story from Luke begins with a journey, a journey Mary makes to visit her relative Elizabeth. Some background for those of us who might be new to the story… Mary has... Continue Reading →

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