Feast Days

Christmas Eve 4:00 PM Livestream

Posted by on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 in Christmas, Feast Days, Livestream

An archival video recording of the Christmas Eve service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Dec. 24, 2020, at 4:00 PM PST. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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All Saints’ Day Livestream: Nov. 1, 2020

Posted by on Sun, Nov 1, 2020 in Feast Days, Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Nov. 1, 2020, at 10:30 AM PST. 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 Nov. 1, 2020

Posted by on Sun, Nov 1, 2020 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Scholar John O’Donohue recalls a story his father told about a neighbor friendly with the local priest. There is a whole mythology in Ireland about druids and priests having special power. But this man and the priest used to go for long walks. One day the man said to the priest, where are the dead? The priest told him not to ask him questions like that. But the man persisted and finally, the priest said, ‘I will show you; but you are never to tell anyone.’ Needless to say, the man did not keep his word.

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Holy Eucharist Livestream for Sep. 27, 2020

Posted by on Sun, Sep 27, 2020 in Feast Days, Livestream, Season after Pentecost

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on Sep. 27, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT. 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 Sep. 27, 2020

Posted by on Sun, Sep 27, 2020 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball which could tell the future?! I’d like to know just how long this pandemic will last, when a trustworthy vaccine will come, and when we can gather in person. I want to know the outcome of November’s election and whether anger and disappointment will lead to violence between polarized weaponized people across our country. I want to know the forest fires will abate and I’d like to know when! Yes, a crystal ball would relieve a lot of preoccupying fear and worry, and yet may not give us the good news we want to hear.

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Apr. 5, 2020 – sermon

Posted by on Sun, Apr 5, 2020 in Feast Days, Holy Week, Lent, Sermons

It is said that for one’s soul to come to God we must either travel the path of love or the path of suffering. And really, if we love deeply, we know we risk suffering for that love. Jesus’ procession into his last days dynamically reminds us of this I think we try to shield children from pain and loss as much as we can, including from the pain and messiness of Jesus’ last days. When we’re young it’s understandable to learn such things at a child’s level, and  sometimes children themselves seem to filter out the scary or bad parts; perhaps this is how God protects them. As we grow up we learn this protection no longer serves us, and that yes, bad things can happen to good people.

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