Sermons from May 2020

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Fiery Pentecost


  Pentecost is one of my favorite Sundays in the liturgical calendar. I love the vibrancy of the music, the liturgy and the colorful imagery of mighty wind, tongues of fire, and gentle dove. I love anticipating the new thing God might do with our faith community through the Holy Spirit. Last week, I preached […]

The Spiritual Practice of Lament (for the Earth)


SCRIPTURE Jeremiah 2:7; Job 12:7-12; Psalm 24:1-2; Romans 8:18-23 There is a chorus that sings: “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through. My treasures are laid up – somewhere beyond the blue. I can’t feel at home in this world anymore”. It’s a fun song to sing, but I find a theological […]

Gratitude – the Balm to Anxiety


Rejoice in the Lord Always, Paul tells the Philippians. Don’t worry about your life, Jesus tells his disciples. If we aren’t supposed to worry about OUR lives, perhaps we can worry about other people’s lives instead? There’s plenty to worry about there. But I don’t think that’s the point. Do not be anxious about anything, Paul […]

God of all times and seasons


    Click on link to take you to our virtual service. The Hebrew Scriptures are divided into three major sections: the Torah, the Prophets, and Wisdom books. The Wisdom section includes the Psalms, Job, the Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes. Fr. Richard Rohr says that Wisdom literature reveals an ability to be patient with […]

Earth, The Original Monastery – week 1


There is a quote attributed to Martin Luther that “God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” In the Celtic tradition it is said that God gave us two great books of revelation, the first being nature and the other rugby the scriptures. Wendy Farley, […]