Archive for April 2011

The Wedding

Of course I got up at o’dark thirty to see it all. It was fun and silly and grand – and reminds me of why I love being an Anglican/Episcopalian. Here is the whole service for your watching pleasure. Wedding sermons are notoriously hard to preach – what to say that has not been said?…

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Easter

It is early Sunday morning, it is still dark, a dark that is only lit by Magdalene’s oil lamp and the stars spread out across the sky. The dew is thick in the garden, the smell of the grass and the dirt and the trees fills the air. The stones are cold, all the heat…

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Maundy Thursday

Here is the liturgy we will use for Maundy Thursday. It is from the materials of Education for Ministry from the University of the South: Sanctuary set up for dinner People bring Middle Eastern or Mediterreanean food and place it on table 2nd Century Eucharist – Rite of HippolytusThe Liturgy of the Word Almighty Father,…

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Palm/Passion Sunday

Readings are here. The streets are packed with people coming to the city for the Holy Days. The Roman legions are everywhere- nervous young soldiers sent to reinforce the regulars in the notoriously difficult place. Probably they are wondering about the Jews and their commitment to one God. Wondering why they can’t just worship like…

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Lent 5

Readings are here. This week in our Bible Study we looked at the various characters in the Gospel. We thought about what it would have been like for each of them and we were like or unlike each one. As we read the story again this morning, did any of them stand out for you?…

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Lent 4

Readings are here. Notes for a sermon- redux. Seeing is believing – true or not? In our gospel – much is revealed to the disciples and the people around Jesus – God’s truth is shocking to them. What they see Jesus doing is hard to believe. Many in those days and still today believe in…

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