The God Who Calls Us to Go

The Second Sunday of Lent March 17, 2019  St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1Luke 13:31-35 In the scriptures, it seems like God is always calling people to go. To go forth. To set out into the unknown. To leave the people and places that are familiar. That are comfortable. And to... Continue Reading →

A Season for the Desert

The First Sunday of LentMarch 10, 2019  St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Deuteronomy 26:1-11Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16Romans 10:8b-13Luke 4:1-13 The scriptures are full of stories about the people of God going into the desert. As one of the stories from the Godly Play Sunday school program that we are starting here at St. Peter’s says, the desert... Continue Reading →

Freedom in limitation

Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Joel 2:1-2, 12-172 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 A little over a year ago, my friend Beth’s life changed forever. Out of the blue, less than a month after giving birth to her fourth child, and just five days before Christmas, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor—a... Continue Reading →

Called to be apostles

Last Sunday after Epiphany March 3rd, 2019 St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36 Two of this morning’s readings are about what you might call “mountaintop experiences.” In our first reading from Exodus, Moses climbs Mt. Sinai, where he has an encounter with the LORD. And as he comes down the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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