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Living The Unbearable In Uvalde – A Sermon On John 16:12-15

Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash Jesus said to the disciples, "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” When I read today’s gospel (John 16:12-15) about the unbearable and began preparing this sermon I thought…

Uvalde Weeps – A Sermon On Jeremiah 31:15-17

Have you seen the front page of today’s newspaper? It’s the first issue since the shooting. When I saw the front page this morning I said to myself, “That’s what I feel like.” Look at it. There’s a date, May…

Prayer For Uvalde – Lament And Hope, Light In The Darkness

The following liturgy will be prayed this evening, May 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. central time in person and online at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Uvalde, Texas. Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.People: Thanks be to God.…

Light And Bells For Uvalde

To symbolize our prayers for Uvalde, the lives that were lost and the families, friends, and loved ones who are grieving, we will light 22 luminarias for 22 days outside St. Philip's Episcopal Church & School. Similarly, at noon each day…

Where Are You Stuck In Your Life Today? – A Sermon On John 5:1-9

Where are you stuck in your life today? I think we all have times in our lives when we feel stuck. The man in today’s gospel (John 5:1-9) is stuck. For thirty-eight years he has been sitting on his ……

Yes Means Letting Go – A Sermon On John 13:31-35

Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash I was invited to be the guest preacher at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, on the Sunday before The Rev. Beth Knowlton, rector of St. Mark’s, began her sabbatical.  ————— I want to start by being…

Living In Suspense – A Sermon On John 10:22-30

Photo by Matheus Farias on Unsplash "How long will you keep us in suspense?” the religious leaders ask Jesus in today’s gospel (John 10:22-30). I suspect we’ve all had times of suspense in our lives and we’ve all asked that question, whether of…

What’s The Story Of Your Easter? – A Sermon On John 21:1-19

Photo by Fredrik Öhlander on Unsplash I want to begin by asking a couple of questions about the Easter story. Here’s my first question. It’s pretty simple. If I asked you tell the Easter story, what would you say? How would you tell…

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