Ash Wednesday 2019

St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug FloydJoel 2:1-2; 12-17, Psalm 103, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 In a few moments, each of us will be marked with the words, “Remember that you came from dues, and to dust you shall return.” Think of dust participles floating in the air and soon to be blown away.…

Proclaiming the Good News

Epiphany 7 2019World Mission SundayRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 61:1–4, Psalm 96, Romans 10:9–17, John 20:19–31 Almighty God, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of…

The Shape of the Good News

Epiphany 6 2019 Rev. Doug Floyd Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26 Over the last several weeks, our lessons have pointed us to the Good News. When Jesus enters the synagogue in Nazareth, he declares that the Good News from Isaiah is being fulfilled in your midst. While the people in Nazareth…

Where is the Good News?

Epiphany 4 2019Rev. Doug Floyd Jeremiah 1:4–10, Psalm 71:12-21, 1 Corinthians 14:12-25, Luke 4:21-30 Jesus enters the synagogue and reads the Torah portion for the day, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the…

Good News

Epiphany 3 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug Floyd Nehemiah 8:1-12, Psalm 113, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Luke 4:14-21 I asked Peter to read the lesson from Nehemiah (8:1-12) because somebody had to read all those difficult names, and I thought Peter might be just the men. It may be hard for us to grasp the full…

The Baptism of the Lord

Epiphany 1 2019Baptism of the LordRev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 89:20-29; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-22 Crowds press in to hear the thundering prophet. Crowds press in to see the man aflame. Crowds press in to see the long-awaited one: The Christ, the Messiah, The Promise made manifest. But John is only a voice calling, a…

Epiphany 2019

Epiphany 2019St. Brendan’s Anglican ChurchRev. Doug Floyd Wise men from the land of the rising sun follow the light of the world into the dark corridors of Jerusalem. The heavens declare the glory of a newborn king of the Jews. Troubled by this news, Herod the king inquires about a coming Messiah. He even asks…