Everyone Matters to God

Proper 20 (25), Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 20 September 2020 Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16   As the pandemic continues to effect the economy I have been counting my blessings for continuing to be employed. While many lost employment, and small business owners see their economic future threatened, I […]

The challenge and promise of forgiveness


Note: The computer froze during today’s streaming. The first 33 minutes can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnALOgiLjM Unfortunately, only the beginning of the sermon is captured (though much music). I preached and streamed the sermon again, it is the video above.   Proper 19 (24), Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 13 September 2020 Exodus 14:19-31 […]

It’s about the whole world


Proper 14 (19), Year A 9 August 2020 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 I am about to go on holidays. I will stay in town and explore the beauty that is here. I look forward to some time off. Holidays, especially those involving travel, are always a bit […]

Healing Division


Proper 13 (18), Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 2 August 2020   Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21   When we started our Breakfast in the Park we received push-back from the Downtown Business Association. Some went as far as to suggest that the only reason people without fixed address, with […]

God illumines our darkness

Proper 12 (17), Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 26 July 2020   Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   The story of how Jacob marries Laban’s daughters Leah and Rachel is neither a happy nor a pretty story. We can’t overlook the fact that the women were […]

Divine Patience


Proper 11 (16), Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 19 July 2020 Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43   We have been spending a fair bit of time in the Book of Genesis. From the creation story we moved to the Abraham story, and last week we began to hear about […]