In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the gospel this morning, Jesus encounters a man who had been disabled for thirty-eight years. That is a long, long time to be struggling with anything. He is beside a pool of water in Jerusalem that was thought to have healing powers, at least […]

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Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although Easter comes every year, this Easter Sunday feels like it has been a long time coming. Too long in fact. So long that I’m not sure my heart is as open to the joy of it all as it should be. It has become […]

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The First Sunday in Lent – March 6, 2022

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Last Wednesday was the first time in two years where I stood in-person putting ashes on the foreheads of people that I love saying, “From dust you came to dust you shall return.” It felt personal and holy. It is also felt like the proper […]

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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One of the reasons the Bible is so often misunderstood is because a number of its stories are deceptively simple, too simple to understand, too simple to contain the profound everyday truth that it does. Today’s gospel story is one of those. It appears to […]

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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. “If I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” This is a familiar text, dear to the Christian tradition, that we most frequently […]

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First Sunday of Advent–November 28, 2021

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, our first Advent here in the church in-person since 2019, and the first of those coming days where we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s human birth at Christmas. Jesus says to us, “Now when these things […]

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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All Saints Day is a day to celebrate the lives of Christians who have gone before us. In many cases, their lives are so remarkable that the very act remembering them can cause us to rediscover the potential of our own lives. This why this […]

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