Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Matthias, the Apostle

Today, on the Episcopal calendar, they remember Matthias, the Apostle that was chosen after Judas killed himself. It came down to two folks who would take his place:  Justus and Matthias.  They didn’t have a call committee, a clergy profile or even a set of interview questions.  They prayed and they cast lots (an ancient …

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Brother, Give Us a Word

I am in my 3rd year as a member of the Fellowship of Saint John.  I live in association with and try to keep a common rule of life with a Benedictine group out of Boston.  It has been a fruitful part of my spiritual journey.  I try to pray Morning Prayer each day as …

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Ash Wednesday

Here’s a video from Busted Halo that does a pretty good job of describing Ash Wednesday and Lent in about two minutes–good stuff:  

Sermon Notes–April 1, 2012 (Palm Sunday)

Year B- Palm/Passion Sunday Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839) Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764) Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47) Holy Week begins.  One of the longest week’s in the life of a preacher.  Those who observe the Liturgical Year, and the entire Holy Triduum are …

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Shrove Tuesday

Call it what you want- Fat Tuesday, Fasching, Carnival, Mardis Gras or Shrove Tuesday, today is the day before Ash Wednesday and the day before the fasting and penitence of Lent begins. In many communities, you are guaranteed a a nice meal of pancakes and sausage on this day.  This symbolizes getting all of the …

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The Summons

Yesterday, my choir at Love’s Chapel sang this song as an anthem.  It brings back warm thoughts of Cursillo weekends and watching church folks intentionally growing in the faith. May this song be a source of inspiration to you today.