Pentecost Sunday June 8, 2014 John 20: 19-23 “Sabachil kher:” Arabic for Good Morning. It’s amazing to think that less than a week ago, I was standing in the very room that tradition claims is the place where this morning’s story took place. The Holy Spirit came with a rush and with fire onto […]
Pentecost Sunday May 19, 2013 Acts 2: 1-21 & John 14: 8-17, 25-27 A few weeks ago we had a birthday cake for the Church when we talked about the Pentecost story in Confirmation. It was chocolate with raspberry filling and we put 20 candles on it, one for […]
Enter the Spirit
Pentecost Sunday May 27, 2012 Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27: 16:4-15 Welcome to Pentecost! It’s the Feast of the Holy Spirit. That’s why we are surrounded by symbols of fire and wind, and the image of the dove that descended on Jesus at his baptism. Today on this day of wind and fire, we will affirm […]
Lost? Who’s Lost?
16th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 24 September 12, 2010 Luke 15:1-10 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4Which one of you, having a […]
Living in Tents: Waiting
11th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary August 8, 2010 Genesis 12: 1-8 and Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. 3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what […]