Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 - Proper 20: First Sunday at Emmanuel

Readings for the Day (track 1).

Good morning, Emmanuel!

It is pretty exciting to be here with you this morning.  I am marveling at God’s goodness and grace and sense of humor.

This is a homecoming, of sorts, for me.  I first attended Emmanuel when I was in college, and then I had the privilege to be ordained to the priesthood at this very altar nearly 10 years ago.  I have been serving God in ministry in other parts of the country since ordination, and I never expected to find myself back at Emmanuel.  What a joyful surprise, and a bit of grace, to be here, with you for the next little while.  God does have a sense of humor!