New Sermon series: "God is really With Us" 

The season after Christmas is begun with Epiphany, which celebrates the revelation of God in Christ Jesus--the light of the world.  We are invited to experience this light personally and in our communities as God truly with us.  The call to follow Christ is in fact a call to allow this divine light to take root within our persons and to radiate the love of God to all we encounter.  

Watch previous messages and see what's coming.

Come into the Light

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Our faith has offered us an appreciation of light that is not inconsistent with science, but enriched by scientific understanding.  The Gospel of John opens with a beautiful statement about Light as the very nature of God in Christ.  The early church celebrated this connection most especially at Epiphany, the oldest Christian holy day celebration other than those of Holy Week.

Expanding Blessing

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The blessings of God did not start on Calvary or with an empty tomb; they began with Creation and then with the birth of Christ in a New Creation.  The baptism of Jesus by John is traditionally an extension of the joy of epiphany that marks the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry—the moment when Jesus begins to open the New Creation to the world.

Gifted for New Life

Sunday, January 20, 2019

This story reveals to us that God is about blessing, grace, love, community, friendship and abundance.  Jesus cares for the gathered community.  He provides what is needed.  He quietly gives that others might experience the joy of a communal celebration.

Unfolding the Kingdom

Sunday, January 27, 2019

So, if you knew nothing about Jesus except this speech from Luke 4, what would you think about him?  Clearly, Jesus believed that he was coming forward to inaugurate a new era that fulfilled Isaiac prophesy of a new order in which God was re-asserting divine order in the world on a grand scale.

Power in Love

Sunday, February 3, 2019

We live in a world where relationships are very often defined by power either expressly or by inference.  Who has power and how they use it are seen as the key issues.  The exercise of power is an issue that touches all of us.  So listen to what St Paul and Jesus have to say about power!

Called Where We Work

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Where is the place of God? Where is the church?  Where do we encounter the divine?  Where is the real God at work?   Is this only in hallowed halls of monasteries, abbeys, churches and cathedrals?  Or is God at work in our very places of daily labor?  Listen!

Blessed Blessings

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Blessings and curses were a common way for Jewish teachers and prophets to communicate understandings of God’s will to people.  They tend to be very concrete and yet the listing allows the teacher to help people grasp the bigger picture at the same time as the particulars.

Transforming Evil into Good

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The existence of evil confronts everyone at some time, and sadly all too often.  If we are aware of our situations and the world, we cannot easily ignore the evils that surround and overwhelm us and others. Listen, to how Jesus asks us to respond to evil.

Light in Us

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The story of the transfiguration was, for the early church, a way of affirming that Jesus fulfilled the Hebrew prophecies and demonstrating that Jesus was divine as well as human.  While this is important to us today, we might find additional benefit from this story if we listen carefully to this, while recalling that St John tells us that Christ is the Light of the World.

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