Messages from 2020 (Page 5)

Messages from 2020 (Page 5)

Homily | Sunday, June 21, 2020

​These words of Jesus do not make an ideal message for a Father’s Day card. We hear of a sword, family disputes, questions about worthiness and life and death. This Gospel passage does not seem ideal for our environment, either, when so much already feels on edge. During these days, we bring a litany of concerns to God, concerns about illness, injustice, economic anxiety,…

Made in God’s Own Image, Humankind Is Good

The first chapter of Genesis emphasizes that humankind is created in God’s own image – and that humankind is “good.” Images deeply influence how we are formed. The God we imagine is the God we emulate. In cultivating our “religious imagination,” we contemplate the essence of our Creator, and we become like Him. Yes, as lofty and improbable as it sounds, you and I were…

Morning Prayer, June 7, 2020

Happy Trinity Sunday! Missed seeing you in person and missed singing out our beautiful Trinity Sunday hymns with you!  Please note: there was a dropped signal for a few moments due to the temporary use of a WiFi “booster” in our church. Soon we will have more reliable, hard-wired WiFi. The signal picks back up, so please be patient. As many of you have noted, the…

The Pain and Joy of Absence and Presence

The Ascension of Our Lord, Luke 24:44-53 and Acts 1:1-11, 5-24-20 Sermon to Pohick Church on Facebook Live, back in the Historic Church Building May 24, 2020 “I am going to send you what my Father has promised, but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” and, “….he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned…