Sunday, January 28, 2018

4th Sunday after the Epiphany - Annual State of the Parish Address

Readings for the Day.

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Dear People of God, my brothers and sisters in Christ here at Emmanuel,

I want to begin by acknowledging that we 16 months into our interim time together.  I continue to thank God every day for calling me to be in ministry with you here. I love you.  I love this community.  I love the ministry we do together.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

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Readings for today.

Imagine it’s tomorrow afternoon.  Maybe you’re at school, thinking about a history pop quiz.  Maybe you’re at home, washing the lunch dishes, or maybe you’re at work, in a meeting, planning for the rest of the month.  Whatever is going on, you’re wherever you are on a normal Monday afternoon, doing whatever you do on a regular Monday.  A guy you’ve never seen before stops by to chat.  He knows your name, and he invites you to come with him, to use your everyday skills of problem solving and cleaning and planning in a new and different way.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Epiphany (transferred)

Readings for Today.

There is not a recorded version of today's sermon.

You may have heard me say this morning that we are in the season after Epiphany.  Last week we were still having Christmas.  What happened?  Epiphany happened.  Yesterday, January 6.  The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the day after the 12th day of Christmas.  It’s one of those feast days that often passes unnoticed – but that’s not because it’s insignificant.  Without Epiphany, we might never have heard of Jesus Christ or a Trinitarian God.