The Rev. Wilma Jakobsen

What Is God Calling You To Do?

January 25, 2015

It’s called lectionary spirituality. When the readings for the day, chosen by committee numerous years ago, fit completely with what is happening. Today across the diocese, most churches are holding their annual meetings, and these readings really fit! Especially for us, as we hold up our mission covenant today and think about how each one of us can be engaged in making it a reality.

From Selma to South Africa to Silicon Valley

January 18, 2015

Last week I saw the movie Selma. How many of you have seen it? If you haven’t, go and see it. Though I understand that many more people have seen American Sniper than it, I think every American should see Selma.

Christmas Day: Making Room for Jesus, Making Room for Hope

December 25, 2014

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Merry Christmas everyone! Glad you are here today for this special celebration of the joyful mystery of the birth of the Christ-Child, the light of Christ that has come into the world, that gives us hope.

Making Room For Jesus, Making Room For Hope

December 24, 2014

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Merry Christmas everyone! Glad you are here tonight for this wonderful celebration of the joyful mystery of the birth of the Christ-Child, that gives us hope.

Watch! Keep Awake! For the world is about to turn.

November 30, 2014

It’s no surprise to many of you that I prefer summer to winter and I have a hard time being cold. When daylight savings ends and it gets darker earlier and longer, I go into a funk and would prefer to stay indoors most of the time. There’s a part of me that wants to hibernate with a book or music, hot chocolate or a glass of wine, and a fire in the fireplace, until winter is over.

The Power of Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Meister Eckhart, the 12th century philosopher and mystic, said that “if the only prayer you say in your life is Thank you, that will suffice.”

Taking the Risk of Faith (8am service)

November 16, 2014

Yesterday our diocese of El Camino Real held completed our 34th convention, and the theme was ‘Be the Church.’ It was a mostly inspiring time with of course the sometimes tedious work of committees and institutions, led by our very inspiring and amazing Bishop Mary. She led us with grace, with honesty, with tears sometimes as she led this first one since her husband died.

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