Monthly Archives: September 2015

Evening Prayer Homily: There Are Yet More Fish in the Sea

September 30, 2015, Kevin Mesher preaching

Here’s my take away: The book of Jonah shows me that there exists in each and every person—and their animals, apparently—a latent potential to connect to some kind of “source” regardless of your or my personal conception of what that should look like or for whom you or I think is worthy of it. For aren’t we “all members one of another” (Eph. 4:25)? How absurd of me to think that I can apply limits to God’s mercy. How strange I would rue your homecoming! Read more

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Weekly Word for September 25, 2015

– Evening Prayer Homily: The Power of Compassion
– The Blessing of the Animals, October 4
– Diane Carlisle Is Our New Parish Administrator
– Introducing the Gospels and the Dust Bunny Theory
– Report from General Convention
– Parish Prayer List
– Sunday Lectionary Corner
– Upcoming Events Read more

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Evening Prayer Homily: The Power of Compassion

September 23, 2015, George Moberly preaching

What can we do to call God to demonstrate his presence through us into a world that so needs us to return peace for violence, love for hate. Who knows what will grow from God’s love we bestow and release into God’s world? Read more

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The Blessing of the Animals 2015

Bring all your creatures, great and small, pictures, and stuffed animals to either the 8:45 am or the 11 am service on October 4 for our annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Be prepared for a little chaos underfoot, along with a chorus of barks, mews, croaks, hisses, and tweets. Read more

Self-Preservation in the Kingdom of God

September 20, 2015, The Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr.

Self-preservation is no longer bound by the edge of death. It’s reformulated into an eternal pattern of service to others, through Jesus, for God. And this can happen in so many ways, in as many ways as there are configurations of relationship. If someone is next to you or even near to you, you can serve them. No occupation is exempt from being an “occupation of service.” Read more

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