Easter

Worship Livestream: May 9, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 9, 2021 in Easter, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live, on May 9, 2021. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on May 9, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 9, 2021 in Easter, Sermons

Psalm 98 is a psalm of praise and a hymn of Enthronement of the Lord, intended for the enthronement festival of the New Year. A community of faith is formed and strengthened by praising God, and here the psalm’s movement is from expressing joy at the mighty acts of Yahweh throughout history, to the deep promise God makes with us and the awareness of God’s justice and equity. The psalm is so powerful, joyful, and evocative that it’s assigned for Christmas as well as five other times, including today.

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Worship Livestream: May 2, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 2, 2021 in Easter, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live, on May 2, 2021. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on May 2, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 2, 2021 in Easter, Sermons

“Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” We just heard this from the first letter of John. It’s really all the sermon anyone needs today, and if you want to stop there, that’s just fine. The problem is, love is just as hard to define as God! Could anyone create an answer that satisfies every listener this morning? In our gospel and then in the first letter of John’s today there is a defining characteristic of both, and one I know to be true. True with a capital T, and not just true for me or for a handful of similarly-minded individuals. Holy Truth. Jesus says it, “Abide in me as I abide in you.” To abide is to live within, to dwell ongoing in. Us in him, he in us.

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Worship Livestream: April 25, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Apr 25, 2021 in Easter, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live, on April 25, 2021. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on April 25, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Apr 25, 2021 in Easter, Sermons

The 23rd Psalm is usually the only one most people have memorized, or at the very least know well enough to recognize. As much as it should be worn out by now, for many it’s also the only thing that will do for funerals. The idea of Jesus as the ‘Good Shepherd’ is comforting that way too. The idea forms one of the very earliest known images of Jesus, found in the Catacombs of Rome in a third-century fresco. It shows a fairly scruffy beardless Jesus with rough shepherd’s clothing and gear carrying a rather earthy looking lamb with two more at his feet.

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