God Wills to be Found: The Second Sunday after Christmas 1/2/22

In the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. As I look out at you, I say to myself: “This is a group of people who really want to come to church!” No health emergency or weather hazard can keep you away...

Strangeness’ Undoing: Christmas Eve 12/24/21

I speak to you on this Christmas Eve in the name of the true Light, the Word made Flesh, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Friends, here we are again, on another Christmas Eve, to occupy ourselves with what poet T.S. Eliot calls “the point of intersection of the...

Peace on Earth: the Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/19/21

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord our Strength and Our Redeemer. Amen. Today we light the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath. This candle is sometimes referred to as the “Angel’s Candle.” It symbolizes...

Judgment Ends in Peace: the Second Sunday of Advent 12/5/21

In the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent, and the traditional theme for this day is Peace, but not just a peace that is the absence of violence. The peace that we talk about today is big, confounding, a...

Transformed Life: the First Sunday of Advent 11/28/21

In the Name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. The church year begins this weekend, the first Sunday of Advent. Three more Sundays to go, and then it’s Christmas. This is the easy part of understanding Advent, its...

Best for Last: Thanksgiving 11/25/21

I speak to you this Thanksgiving Day in the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Good morning, and a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day to y’all! I am so excited to be here with you this morning in church. In this way, coming together to worship today,...