Entries by Deane Zeeman

Trinity Sunday

May 27, 2018 READINGS: Isaiah 6:1-8 ~ Psalm 29 ~ John 3:1-17 Some 25 years ago, my director, Peter Sanders, a priest at St. Paul University, suggested that there are really only two important questions in life: Who is God for you? And who are you in relation to that God? These two questions are […]

Easter 7

 May 13, 2018 READINGS: Acts 1: 15-17, 21-28 ~ Psalm 1 ~ John 17: 6-19 A philosophy professor stood before his class and wordlessly picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar.  He then proceeded to fill it with rock. Is the jar full?, he asked his students.  They agreed that it was. Then the professor […]

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 […]