The Rev. Kyle Logan
Psalms 146
13 mins 8 secs
Views: 140
"Praise the Lord!" is the echoing theme that litters the final 5 Psalms of the of the largest book of the Bible. The first of these 5 Psalms acts as an exhortation to the self. A reminder, an appeal, an act of will to constantly be worshiping the Lord because of His good deeds. This week we will be exploring the beautiful Psalm 146 more closely with the intention of bringing us into a time of praise and worship.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Mark 7:1-23
18 mins 35 secs
Views: 100
Our hearts, according to Jesus, are the place from which things that defile us come. This means that it is also the place where things that define us flow, for good or for ill. This week President Jimmy Carter is in the news as he talks about his upcoming battle with cancer. His faith is such that he is at peace with whatever comes. He is secure in God. It seems his heart is well as he has peace. Forgiveness, peace and love flow from a heart that loves God and is expressed in a life that reflects God into the world. This Sunday let us give thanks and pray for hearts that overflow with goodness.
The Rev. Kimberley Talbot Pfeiler
John 6:56-69
16 mins 10 secs
Views: 118
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
& John 6:51-58
14 mins 37 secs
Views: 123
In Sunday’s readings we are reminded that Jesus is the Word of God, Logos, wisdom, inviting us to table. In our Anglican tradition the focus of our Sunday service is not only scripture and teaching, not only worship and music, but is also Eucharist. Every week we are brought face to face with the reality of the Incarnation: Christ crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended and enthroned in glory. Rising from the table, we then turn and face the world: reminded, forgiven, equipped and hopeful.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 6:35 & John 6:41-51
15 mins 36 secs
Views: 115
How do we respond to a call? If we hear the Father, then we are called to respond. If we are of the one Spirit, then we are to live differently with one another. If we recognize Jesus as the bread of life, then it is because we have heard the call of God. Calls are not just for the ordained. We are all called; called to be to be transformed into new creatures, called to be imitators of God; and called to walk in love in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
The Rev. Kyle Logan
John 6:24-35
15 mins 32 secs
Views: 141
Augustine once said, "How many there are who seek Jesus, only to gain some temporary gift...Jesus is scarcely sought for Jesus' sake." Have you ever caught yourself putting God to the test? For example, "If I can only do this better, maybe God will give me what I want." Oftentimes, what we really want is never what we need. Jesus' sermon following the famous feeding of the 5,000 in John 6 confronts our misguided motivations for seeking Jesus. This Sunday we explore what we truly need to live a nourished Christian life.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter
John 10:1-16
21 mins 51 secs
Views: 170
Bishop Todd Hunter preaches at the ordination of Randy Demary & Kimberley Talbot Pfeiler to the sacred order of priests.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 6:1-21
21 mins 49 secs
Views: 110
What sort of Salvation are you looking for? What ailment healed? What social ill corrected? What leadership vacuum filled? What personal brokenness mended? What do yo want from God? The people flocked to Jesus, drawn by the healing he brought and astonished by his teaching. They had plans for his life. They had expectations of salvation. They hoped he was the one who would save them. But their expectations were not aligned with the salvation He embodied and His Father offered. This Sunday Fr. Ed reflects on the significance of the feeding of the 5,000+ and what this says about our hopes.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Mark 6:30-34 & Mark 6:53-56
13 mins 55 secs
Views: 111
Jesus is the good shepherd and cares for His sheep, even when it’s inconvenient. In this Sunday’s Gospel reading we have the triumphant return of the disciples from their first ministry journey, a call to come away and rest and Christ’s compassionate response to those in need. In the last couple of weeks we saw Jesus preparing his disciples for rejection, and now we see Jesus’ response to their success.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Mark 6:14-29
12 mins 26 secs
Views: 126
This Sunday we hear the sordid story of how John The Baptist died. Arrested, imprisoned, and killed because he was the forerunner of Jesus and spoke truth to power. Following Jesus brings amazing fruit to our lives and places us at risk. On average, somewhere in the world today a Christian is being martyred once every five minutes. That's hard news. We are blessed to live where we do but let us not believe for a moment that our message of God's love and Grace will be welcome in all places. So what shall we do? Give up? Brace ourselves for coming trouble? Or shall we take a better way...