Sermons tagged with ‘inclusion’

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Inviting in, not keeping out


Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A 3 May 2020 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10   We have paused our celebration of Holy Communion while we wait out the pandemic. We do so because the sacrament of the altar is the celebration of the assembly. While there are many ways in which […]

On Finding and Being Community


Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A 22 March 2020 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41   Prayer of the Day God who made us all, Our healers are exhausted. Give rest and strength to those who care for the sick. Our children are bored. Grant extra creativity to their caregivers. Our friends […]

Jesus loves


Proper 8 (13) Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 1 July 2018 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43   When I was young I learned that I could tell God anything, that no matter what, God would be there for me. And I did that lots of times. God was […]

Diverse and lively, not static and homogeneous


Fifth Sunday of Easter 29 April 2018 Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8   It has always been my policy not to remove anyone from the membership roll, the directory, or to reassign their mailbox. This has been my policy not in order to inflate our numbers, as at times membership numbers […]

Crisis, corporate repentance, and the Holy Spirit


Baptism of Our Lord 7 January 2018 Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11   Mark begins his Gospel by explaining that his writing is about Jesus the Christ who is God’s son. To introduce John the Baptizer he quotes Isaiah 40. This is probably important to establish that Jesus and John are indeed […]

Christ the King Sunday, Year C – 20 November 2016


Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 (69) Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43   I am getting used to the commute, and it’s not for long. Jackie said to me this week, that if I wanted to move sooner, we could. It was sweet, even though it won’t work because Elias won’t finish school before June and besides, our […]