Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday

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On Wednesday this last week, my husband Julien and I were marvelling at the fact that Michael Curry’s sermon at the Royal Wedding last Saturday was still at the top of the news cycle.  In the past couple of weeks, other religious items have made national and international news, like the two black women who were elected bishops in the US Lutheran Church last month, or that the new Bishop of London (who happens to be a woman) is now a senior member of the House of Lords.  None of those news items lasted more than about 24 hours in the news cycle.


What is being called the “Power of Love” sermon [1] had another news story yesterday!  There is something powerful about the message of God’s love.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

7th Sunday of Easter

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My heart is full this morning.  It’s one of those days when I really am grateful for so many blessings, among them: the gift and grace of my children, my husband who is my partner on this journey of life and parenting, the beauty of God’s mountains and water and flowers, walking with all of you through life’s joys and challenges, the beauty of our voices lifted together in worship.  One of the things I’m really thankful for is that we have 6 more Sundays together. Every Sunday between now and the end of June has some sort of celebration planned, and I hope you will be here for as many of them as possible.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

6th Sunday of Easter

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Yesterday afternoon, I stood in this sanctuary and marveled at the grace and hospitality offered to a grieving family by this Emmanuel community.  We host many funerals and memorial services here. What made this one unique is that the man whose life we were celebrating probably never set foot in Emmanuel in his lifetime.  That we did not know him in life did not matter to the people who were here to read, to lead the prayers, prepare the altar, or host and clean up the reception afterward. This funeral was more than a community service - it was a true act of love.