The Way of Love

+13 Pentecost September 8, 2019 Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Philemon and Luke 14:25-34 What if?. In the world of science fiction, alternative histories have a long and distinguished career. As early as 1937, authors as diverse as Philip Roth, Katherine Burdekin and Harry Turtledove have imagined a history of humanity that took a slightly different turn. From potboilers and pulp fiction to works…

Sabbath Generosity

Pentecost +12Rev. Doug FloydSirach 10:7–18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1–8, Luke 14:1-24 Yesterday was the Feast of St. Aidan, the Apostle to England. A few weeks back, I mentioned how King Oswald asked the monks of Iona to send help as he sought to bring the Gospel to the region of Northumbria. Aidan heeded the call…

God is a Consuming Fire

Pentecost +11Rt. Rev. Dr. Frank LyonsIsaiah 28:14–22, Psalm 46, Hebrews 12:15–29, Luke 13:22–30 Praise the Lord. This morning, we need to put this message in context. The crucial verse in Luke is Luke 19:10: “For the son of man came to seek and to save the lost.” Okay. Chapter 15 is the crucial chapter in…

Hidden Glory

Pentecost +8 2019Rev. Doug FloydEcclesiastes 2:1-11, Psalm 49, Colossians 3, Luke 12:13–21 Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Oswald. Oswald was the grandson of Ida, the man who founded the kingdom of Northumbria. When Oswald’s father Ethelfrid was killed in a battle, his uncle Edwin, a pagan, who took over the kingdom. Oswald and his brothers found refuge with Columba at Iona…

Rescued Into Hope

Pentecost +6 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug FloydGenesis 18:1-4, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:21-29, Luke, 10:38-42 This is an exciting time for St. Brendan’s as we prepare for our future and think about our calling in this community. When we launched St. Brendan’s, we simply started practicing the ancient rhythms of worship together. Over time, people…