Sermon: Epiphany 5B

St. Stephen’s, Maple; Zoom Eucharist; February 7, 2021 Collects and Readings for the Day:Isaiah 40:21-31Psalm 147:1-111 Corinthians 9:16-23Mark 1:29-39 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.” There’s an almost-comedic tension running through this first half of the Gospel of Mark,Continue reading “Sermon: Epiphany 5B”

Sermon: Epiphany 2B

St. Stephen’s, Maple; Zoom Eucharist; January 17, 2021 Collects and Readings for the Day:1 Samuel 3:1-20Psalm 139:1-5, 12-171 Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51 “The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’” Silver linings. I’m not an optimist by nature, which is all the more reason for meContinue reading “Sermon: Epiphany 2B”

Homily: Pentecost 17A

September 27, 2020; St. Stephen’s Maple (Zoom Eucharist) Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Link to Collects and Readings “He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’”

Homily for First Evening Prayer of St. Mary the Virgin

August 14, 2020; St. Stephen’s, Maple Jeremiah 31:1-14 “Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel!” I speak to you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen Life has always involved struggle, on a personal and societal scale. From the struggle of the exilesContinue reading “Homily for First Evening Prayer of St. Mary the Virgin”