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Sunday Reflections

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…