Sermons

Our Mothering God’s Mercy Extravaganza and Forgiveness Festival!

March 6, 2016

The power of language!  I wonder how it felt to hear the story of the prodigal son in female language, as the prodigal daughter and the merciful mother? Perhaps you heard it in a new way or felt more connected to the story. I know I did when I heard it this way for the first time. It was about thirty years ago, and in the mystery of the Spirit, it was Frannie Hall, who is here with us today, who walked down the aisle and read the gospel the same way you heard it today.

We Are But Stardust

February 10, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in his Lent message this year, quoted Clarence Jorden of the Koinonia Movement who wrote this: “Jesus founded the most revolutionary movement in human history, a movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world, and the mandate to those who follow to live that love.”

With God's Help

January 24, 2016

“There is no fear in love, for perfect love excludes fear.”                                   I John 4:18 (modified)

I want to share a story with you.

The Pain and Grace of Transformation

January 17, 2016

What do you remember most about any of the weddings you have attended? In the time of Jesus, the wedding feast was a week long and must have been a catering challenge. If the food or wine ran out, this would be a social disgrace and remembered for a long time. Jesus’ mother noticed that the wine at the wedding in Cana was running out. She does what makes sense to her, she tells Jesus, with an expectation that he will do something about it. His response is reminiscent of his brusque response to the Canaanite woman who later asks him to heal her daughter.

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