Epiphany

Livestream: February 27, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 in Epiphany, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Feb. 27, 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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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Feb. 27, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 in Epiphany, Sermons

The piece of art you passed as you entered this worship space shows the scene of today’s gospel; the Transfiguration, we call it. The artist is Sieger Köder and this is the first piece of his Stations of the Cross. I know of no other artist or series of them which begins this way, and yet what an enriched perspective we get seeing Lent from the mountain with Jesus, Moses, Elijah and the three disciples. Not just from Shrove Tuesday, but from the vantage point of Jesus’ transfiguration! Philip Chircop reflects on this saying, “The vision of the Transfiguration is a vision of the soul, the heart, the mind.” (From philipchircop.com, Let the gaze transfigure you, August 6 2015) Layers of meaning reveal themselves as we stop to take the passage in; Jesus in their presence calls out their shared inheritance as faithful leaders of God’s people, his illumination standing between them affirms authentic Messiahship.

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Livestream: February 20, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 20, 2022 in Epiphany, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Feb. 20, 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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Tola’s sermon preached on Feb. 20, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 20, 2022 in Epiphany, Sermons

Eagle eyed parishioners will note that I am not Mother Katherine. Or Mother Ann. Or Kelly Moody. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Tola Marts, and I’ve been a member here at St. Michael’s for a little over a decade, including a stint in the Vestry. Mother Katherine invited me to participate in the Diocese of Olympia Lay Preacher Program, and today is my first sermon of several this year. Mother Katherine and Mother Ann have provided great support, as has my review committee, but any errors are my own.

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Livestream: February 13, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 13, 2022 in Epiphany, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Feb. 13, 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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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Feb. 13, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Feb 13, 2022 in Epiphany, Sermons

Over the years I’ve encouraged us to listen to how the scripture speaks to our faith, contributes to it. We use the Godly Play idea of “wondering” – such as I wonder where you are in this story? Enter and move around in the story yourself. We ask ourselves what these actions and words from God’s people thousands of years ago show us of their faith lives, and we listen for how these scriptures apply to us and are relevant for us now so many generations later. I read a piece this week by author (and PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) Michael Toy, wherein he wondered about the difference between relevance of scripture to one’s life and resonance of it for us, and I think he’s onto something.

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