Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Day of Pentecost. Pentecost is the festival celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit. Instead of preaching directly on one of the readings, as I usually do, I focused on a song that we sang multiple times this morning in worship, the ancient … Continue reading Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Sermon)

You Have Spiritual Gifts (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The text I preached on was 1 Corinthians 12:1-12. It's the second week (should have been the third, but ice happened last weekend) of our Stewardship Campaign.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1956. She … Continue reading You Have Spiritual Gifts (Sermon)

How Can You Give Your Time to God? (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The text I preached on was the Second Reading, Acts 8:14-17. This was the first in a four-week Stewardship Program. Today's theme was "Giving our Time to God Changes Everything." When word reached the apostles in Jerusalem that Samaria had accepted God’s word, … Continue reading How Can You Give Your Time to God? (Sermon)

Dark Firewater (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a post I began yesterday. Click here to read Part One. The words of the fire resonated with me so deeply. I have been so depressed for the past few months. I feel like the whole year has been a year of writing, but the past few months have been … Continue reading Dark Firewater (Part Two)

Yes, And…

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the day called The Holy Trinity. We also celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Baptism with two children this morning. I've changed their first names in this blog, but their middle name is the same. The readings this morning were Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, … Continue reading Yes, And…

The Authority of Breath

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 21:23-32.  Let’s take a minute, and breathe. Get comfortable. Quiet your mind. Close your eyes. Relax. And breathe. Breathe in and out. Breathe slowly and comfortably. Feel the Holy Spirit enter you as you inhale, filling you up. … Continue reading The Authority of Breath

Never Abandoned

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The gospel reading was John 14:15-21.  A word of explanation: I always invite the "young and young at heart" forward for what I call "Story Time." I usually find a creative way to tell them the gospel story … Continue reading Never Abandoned