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!