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Sabbath Lessons

Homily for Proper 16, Year C August 25, 2019 Note: Today is both my final Sunday at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, VA in 1619. Gospel Lesson:  Luke … Continue reading

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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

Homily for Proper 13 Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Christ who is all and in all, teach us to listen to the lessons you … Continue reading

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Neighborly Vocation

Homily for Proper 10, Year C St. Thomas Episcopal Church July 14, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart Moses … Continue reading

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The Face of Christ

A Homily for Proper 9, Year C Lectionary Texts (Track 2) Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-8 Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 As daring as it is for an Episcopalian like me to do, I’m going to start out this sermon letting … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo…

Homily for Proper 7, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 23, 2019 Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 If you’re familiar with Harper Lee’s To Kill a … Continue reading

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In the picture

Homily for the First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 16, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8   [Of note: In the Children’s Sermon immediately preceding this … Continue reading

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My Red Balloon

A sermon for Pentecost Sunday 2019 (Year C) St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lessons appointed: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-27   Come, Holy Spirit. Come as wind and cleanse; come as fire and burn; convert and consecrate our … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for Us

A Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after the Ascension), Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church June 2, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 Psalm 97 One week ago today, I was wrapping … Continue reading

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New and Good

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church May 19, 2019 Some of you may know that I’m a part of CirclesRVA, which is a poverty-alleviation program that was recently formed here in the City … Continue reading

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