Trinity Sunday

Livestream: June 12, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Jun 12, 2022 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on June 12, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Kelly’s sermon preached on June 12, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Jun 12, 2022 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons, Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday June 12, 2022 In the name of the one holy and undivided Trinity.  Amen. Many of you know that I work as an occupational therapist in public schools. One of the students I’ve worked with greets me by smelling my forearm.  This student does not speak or sign, but I take this routine to be a greeting. And  I suppose, through my scent, I am communicating something, too, although the message is mysterious and out of my control.  Even so, we are relating to one another, and for that I give thanks. It occurred to me recently that how this student and I relate to...

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Worship Livestream: May 30, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 30, 2021 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live, on May 30, 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 30, 2021

Posted by on Sun, May 30, 2021 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons, Trinity Sunday

Nicodemus is called The Patron Saint of the Curious; particularly those curious about Jesus. Nicodemus wants to believe and yet struggles. He comes with a mind clear about Jesus coming from God. It’s the sort of clarity that’s only from the neck up though. When Jesus begins to speak with him he’s confused because he takes Jesus literally. Born from above? Born again? How could that be? The distinction between the ‘world’ and ‘above’ is significant, and it’s in the tension between contradictions or opposite poles that John’s gospel often invites us to explore and enrich our faith. Like Nicodemus coming by dark of night to learn from the one who is the Light of the World. John’s use of contrast to make a point continues; the word kosmos or ‘world’ most often means those forces opposed to God, some term it ‘the God-hating world,’ and suggesting that in John’s gospel you can often replace ‘world’ with that phrase.

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June 7, 2020 – 10:30 AM – Online Worship: Trinity Sunday

Posted by on Sun, Jun 7, 2020 in Livestream, Season after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday

An archival video recording of the online service streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live on June 7, 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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Jun. 11, 2017: Trinity Sunday A (sermon)

Posted by on Sun, Jun 11, 2017 in Sermons, Trinity Sunday

Jun. 11, 2017: Trinity Sunday A (sermon)

Did you ever watch Jeopardy!? It’s a game show where contestants are given ‘the answer’ and they have to supply the question. The game board might say, “Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church” and of course the correct response would be, “Who is the most wonderful faith community in Western Washington?” Note that the contestant does not get credit for a correct answer if they fail to phrase it in the form of a question. Today’s answer is “The Holy Trinity” – so what’s the question we as contestants would give? “What is the beautiful and multi-faceted experience of the eternal divine, alive in the people of St. Michael’s?” My point is that for centuries we preachers have had it backwards—we don’t need to explain the Trinity; The Trinity is the explanation. Whether we know God as Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, or in the Greek as Sophia, Logos and Spiritus –we experience God fully already, and the concept of Trinity just answers how that can possibly be.

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