The Secret to Joy and Happiness

Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23 Year C) Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 This sermon was preached by Fr. Daniel London at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on October 13, 2019.  There is a spiritual practice that instantly brings happiness and joy to the practitioner. The more we […]

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Rest in God’s Chesed

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22 Year C) Lamentations 1:1-6 Lamentations 3:19-26 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 This sermon was preached by Fr. Daniel London at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on October 6, 2019.  1870 was the year that this parish was founded. It was also the year that the great French […]

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Sauntering with St. Francis

Readings for the Feast Day of St. Francis Galatians 6:14–18 Psalm 148:7–14 Matthew 11:25–30 This reading from Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ was shared at Sacred Saunter Outdoor Eucharist on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Sequoia Park in Eureka.  “[There is] a bronze statue of St. Francis, located in the upper basilica of Assisi, Italy. Created […]

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In the Presence of a Friend

Readings for the Celebration of New Ministry Joshua 1:7-9 Psalm 133 and 134 Romans 12:1-8 John 15:9-16 This sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Daniel London at St. Paul’s Baden MD on September 29, 2019.  I am deeply honored to be here at St. Paul’s Baden on the special occasion of the installation of […]

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Sauntering with St. Martin de Porres

Readings for the Feast Day of St. Martin de Porres Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 7:32–36 Psalm 9:9–14 Mark 10:23–30 This reflection was shared at Sacred Saunter Outdoor Eucharist on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Sequoia Park in Eureka.    Last time we were here, we commemorated St. Francis’s friend St. Clare of Assisi. Today, we celebrate the […]

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Homily for Heather’s Baptism

Readings for the Feast Day of Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler, and Thomas Chandler Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 24:1–8 1 Peter 2:1–10 Psalm 32:8–12 Matthew 16:13–20 This brief homily was shared at Arcata Community Pool on Saturday August 17, 2019 on the occasion of the Holy Baptism of Heather Harman.   Today is the feast day of three […]

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