Entries by Deane Zeeman

Easter 4 ~ Stewards of Creation

April 22, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 9:8-17 ~ Psalm 104 vs 1, 5-13, 25 ~ John 20:19-31 Good Shepherd – Earth Day At St. Paul’s, it’s not so much that “All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir” as all God’s creatures got a place in the rectory … mice, squirrels, birds, bats and all […]

Easter 3 ~ Unsettling Surprises

April 15, 2018 READINGS: Acts 3: 12-19 ~ Psalm 4 ~ Luke 24: 36b-48 Unsettling Surprises I was just heading to bed on Friday night when I heard the unsettling news of the missile strikes on Syria.  Instead of my usual pattern of reading then sleep, I found myself praying for the people of Syria – […]

Easter 2 ~ John 20: 19-31

April 8, 2018 READINGS: Acts 4: 32-35 ~ Psalm 133 ~ John 20: 19-31 John 20: 19-31 I want to begin this morning by drawing your attention to the beautiful butterflies and dragonflies that adorn our cross over by the organ.  A few people have asked me why we do this. Very simply, they are […]

Easter Day

April 1, 2018 READINGS: Isaiah 25: 6-9  ~ Acts 10: 34-43 ~ Mark 16: 1-8 Living into the Hope and Promise of Resurrection Holy Week is exhausting. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that takes us from the high of Palm Sunday to the horror of the cross before allowing us to celebrate the joy of the […]

Lent 5 ~ Written on Our Hearts

March 18, 2018 READINGS: Jeremiah 31: 31-34 ~ Hebrews 5: 5-10 ~ John 12: 20-33 Written on Our Hearts  Some of us were fortunate enough to be born into a generation of parents who took the notion of sacrificial love seriously. It may have been in their nature or it may have been because of […]

Lent 3  ~ Prophetic Acts

March 4, 2018 READINGS:  Exodus 20: 1-7 ~ Psalm 19 ~ John 2: 13-21 Prophetic Acts One of the realities of life is that we all end up serving or following someone or something – be that a person, a religion or an ideology. Christians choose to serve God and follow in the way of […]

Lent 2

February 25, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 ~ Romans 4: 13-25 ~ Gospel: Mark 8: 31-38 Spiritual Migration This decade has seen a spike in human migration – large numbers of people moving from one country to another.  Humans migrate for a variety of reasons: some are escaping war zones in search of peace; […]