Open to Epiphany

Readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)Psalm 139:1-5, 12-171 Corinthians 6:12-20John 1:43-51 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday January 17, 2021. Last Sunday, I began my sermon with a quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that. Hate […]

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Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness

Readings for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Genesis 1:1-5Psalm 29Acts 19:1-7Mark 1:4-11 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday January 10, 2021. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive […]

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Prayers and Blessings for 2021 (inspired by teachings from 2020)

Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas Jeremiah 31:7-14Psalm 84Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19aMatthew 2:1-12 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday January 3, 2021. At the beginning of a new year, I like to look back on the Scripture readings and teachings of the previous year and condense the messages of sermons into short prayers and […]

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The Son of Thunder Who Heard the Heartbeat of God

Readings for the First Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 61:10-62:3Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7John 1:1-18 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday December 27, 2020. Worship Program here Merry Christmas, everyone, on this third day of the Christmas Season! Isn’t it wonderful that we Episcopalians don’t just celebrate Christmas on one day like the wider culture? After […]

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The Wondrous Gift is Given

Readings for the Feast of the Christ Mass Isaiah 62:6-12 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:1-20 Psalm 97 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka for the Christmas Eve service on Thursday December 24, 2020. You can view the service here. O Holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, […]

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