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

Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

This is one of a series of posts I'm writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden in Christ #4: The Implications

Praying for Ourselves

This is an adapted form of a sermon I preached on Sunday, July 24. The gospel reading was Luke 11:1-13. The Spiritual Gift we focused on this week was "Intercession." Today’s Spiritual Gift is a type of prayer: Intercession. It means praying for God to provide something. Usually, we think of intercession as praying for … Continue reading Praying for Ourselves

On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Day of Pentecost. The reading I preached on was Acts 2:1-21. Today we also celebrated the Confirmation of three of our young people, named Hannah, Lauren, and Owen. As I usually do on Confirmation days, I spoke to the confirmands for much … Continue reading On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit