Monthly Archives: April 2015

Possessions: Burden or Blessing?

April 12, 2015, The Rev. Kate Wesch preaching.

Just as Spring is a good time for a deep clean, a de-cluttering of the stuff in your life, the Fifty Days of Easter are an excellent time for a de-cluttering of your Spirit. Reflect upon this honestly. In what ways do the possessions in your life weigh you down and get in the way of your relationship with the resurrected Jesus? Read more

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Building Update for April 10, 2015

Dear Epiphany, We’ve had a significant change to the construction schedule that we’d like to let you know about. Due to a variety of factors (including the asbestos abatement, the realization that we needed to replace most of the plumbing … Read more

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Resurrection: Connection and Love

April 5, 2015, The Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr.

Resurrection is about connection; a connection that can’t be proven; it can only be owned and accepted and believed if indeed we want to know the love of God. And I can tell you this: it is worth it. It is so worth it. You want to know why so many people believe in the resurrection because the connection to the love of God is worth it! Read more

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Good Friday Sermon: Obstacles Along the Pilgrim’s Road

April 3, 2015, The Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr. preaching

On Good Friday we meet Jesus in the middle of his pilgrimage. And along the way we meet the friends, and foes, and strangers that he meets. We watch him walk by them, past friends, past foes, past strangers always staying on the pilgrim’s path, always moving toward God. Read more

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Maundy Thursday Sermon: Pilgrimage

April 2, 2015, The Rev. Kate Wesch preaching

“Christian pilgrimage can and should be a walk with Jesus. And that is necessarily a walk in kingdom territory, under those upside-down kingdom rules. The pilgrim road is a physical peninsula of the kingdom. As the kingdom sprang up around the sandals of Jesus, so kingdom flowers can spring up around pilgrim boots.” Read more

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Holy Monday Homily: Fear of Missing Out

March 30, 2015, Elizabeth Walker preaching

In tonight’s Gospel, we hear about Mary and Martha welcoming Jesus into their home after Jesus raised their brother Lazarus from the dead. It is a celebratory gathering, as you might expect, in the wake of a family member’s resurrection from death. But, as would be expected in a Gospel that kicks off Holy Week, there is an element of gravity too; Judas questions the actions of Mary, who showed ultimate respect for Jesus by washing his feet—with her hair—using expensive perfume. Read more

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