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Faithful response to God

Wednesday in Proper 6C – June 19, 2019 – Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 – St. Mary's Convent, Sewanee It’s been almost a week since I last saw you, and we’re still hearing from the “Sermon on the Mount.” Today Jesus instructs us not to practice our piety before others. He gives us three examples of what not to do, and … Continue reading Faithful response to God

Show yourself to be alive

Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 12, 2019 – Acts 9:36-43 – Trinity, Winchester During the Easter season we hear quite a bit from the book of Acts. Acts chronicles the early days of the Church, the first communities of faithful disciples, and the early apostles, like Peter and Paul, who led them.  Speaking of, you … Continue reading Show yourself to be alive

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday – April 21, 2019 – Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 – Trinity, Winchester Easter is a day on which we typically don’t pay much attention to our scripture readings. Like Christmas, we already know the story. We come wearing bright colors (and maybe dressed a bit nicer than usual) to sing glad hymns and … Continue reading Easter Sunday 2019

The Great Vigil of Easter 2019

The Great Vigil of Easter – April 20, 2019 – Luke 24:1-12 – Trinity, Winchester Maybe you noticed, there are no shortage of readings to preach from this evening. And we only read five of the nine suggested readings and responses. Some Christians go all night long, praying, reading, and fasting until the sun comes up. … Continue reading The Great Vigil of Easter 2019

Good Friday 2019

Good Friday – April 19, 2019 – Trinity, Winchester Pontius Pilate entered his headquarters and asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate said to him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus … Continue reading Good Friday 2019

The Promise of Sunday: In Praise of Jesus and Grandma Hayes

April 10, 2019 – John 20:1,11-18 – Keystone United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO I had the honor of preaching these woefully inadequate words at my grandmother's funeral last Wednesday morning. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Alleluia! Alleluia!  Marjorie Helen Hayes, 1929-2019  ------ After Grandma’s death, I posted a picture on … Continue reading The Promise of Sunday: In Praise of Jesus and Grandma Hayes