Recently, some of us attended a seminar on how to prepare for a mass shooter event. Our St Martin’s takeaway from this session is the realization that we must develop a clear protocol of steps, documented on cards publically displayed, that instruct our vergers and others in leadership on the steps to follow in the … More Guns, Church, and the Command of Love
Here you can listen again to the eulogy given by The Rev. Robyn Higbie at Deacon Judi’s requiem today. Judi died suddenly during heart surgery last Friday.
Verse 9 of Mark’s first chapter opens with these words: In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And … More To Resist Being Loved
There is no text to accompany this extemporaneous message. In the message, beginning with the Tagore quote linking service with joy I suggest that keeping Lent focuses on our service to God. Using Benedict’s approach to the regulation of the day, I translate his approach into the contemporary concepts of mindfulness and intentionality. Being mindful … More Ash Wednesday Message
Margaret Wheatley writes about joy as an experience of connection, communion, presence, and grace within the ordinariness of our daily experience. She notes how it’s possible to have joy in moments of great suffering. Noting that it is in pursuit of happiness that we estrange ourselves from joy, she speaks of joy being the … More On The Loss of Transcendence
A sermon from the Rev Linda Mackie Griggs for Epiphany 5 “He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.” It has been said that a preacher should preach about two things: About the Gospel, and about 10-15 minutes. That old … More It’s About Time