Feast Days

Livestream: November 7, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Nov 7, 2021 in Feast Days, Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Nov. 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM. 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 Nov. 7, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Nov 7, 2021 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

“Come and see.” We are used to hearing this as Jesus’ call to follow him, and this very gospel of John begins with that same call to Jesus’ first disciples. “Come and see!” he says, calling us too. Today however, it is spoken to Jesus, directing him to the tomb where they have laid Lazarus’ body. As you often hear me say, nothing in John’s gospel can be taken at casual face value. Voices inviting Jesus to Come and see is one of John’s metaphors, not just handy mourners giving stage directions so we know how Jesus gets to the tomb from the road where Martha and Mary had pleaded with him. For Jesus, just entering Bethany is a risk the disciples reminded him of only a couple verses before, there’s danger and some who would stone him may well be among the mourners.

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Livestream: September 26, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Sep 26, 2021 in Feast Days, Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Sep. 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM. 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 Sep. 26, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Sep 26, 2021 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

The celebration of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels dates back to the 12th Century in the Western Church, and all the way back to the 4th century in the Eastern Church. Our patronal feast day survived numerous purgings of the church calendar, and so it remains. We honor what points the way to Christ, and helps us understand the angels’ place in our world. So, I’ve been thinking about how we see the Archangel Michael, and ‘all angels,’ about what we receive and learn from them. Personally I shrink back a bit from the more fearsome depictions and stories of him, perhaps because I don’t warm to the idea of images of violence in God’s service. And yet…I think I’ve been wrong. In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis asks, “To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?” So how do we look at him?

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Livestream: August 15, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 in Feast Days, Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Aug. 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Aug. 15, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

In the times BC—before cameras—word pictures recorded life’s really big moments, and book by book the Bible grew into an immense family album, preserving a wealth of sacred memories for future generations. This morning we will savor memories of Mary, mother of Jesus, whose life we celebrate today.

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