Lent 4 – The Light in Our Darkness

Lent 4 2020Rev. Doug Floyd1 Samuel 16:1–13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:1–14, John 9:1–41 As we worship today, all of us feel the stress of our current cultural crisis. We hear daily reports about the danger, the spread, and the unpredictability of this present virus. We watch the stock market tumble and wonder if all our…

Lent 1 – The Generosity of God

Lent 1 2020 – Generosity of GodRev. Doug FloydGenesis 2:4–3:7, Psalm 51, Romans 5:12–21, Matthew 4:1-11 On Monday nights, we’ve been discussing Rowan Williams’ book Being Human. There is one quote from that book that has lingered in my mind over the last several months. In fact, I may have already mentioned it here before. Williams writes, “What is the ‘human face’…

Ash Wednesday

Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Ash WednesdayJoel 2:1-2, 12-17, Psalm 103, 2 Cor 5:20-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 You Are Not Alone Way back, years ago, Alanis Morrisette sang a song; it was probably the one that first brought her to serious public attention. Anyone remember what it was? Ironic! Yes a song about some things going wrong when they feel like they should be…

Pilgrimage of Transfiguring Glory

Last Sunday of Epiphany 2020Rev. Doug FloydExodus 24:12–18, Psalm 99, Philippians 3:7-14, Matthew 17:1–9 Just before our Gospel reading today, Jesus challenges his disciples by saying, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24). Then in Matthew 17, he leads them up a mountain where his glory is unveiled in…

Salt and Light in the Earth

Epiphany 5 2020Rev. Connor Searle2 Kings 22:8–20, Psalm 27, 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Matthew 5:13-20 Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  When I first found out I was going be a father, I panicked a little bit and I went running to my counselor at the…

The Presentation of Our Lord

Candlemas 2020The Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the TempleRev. Doug FloydMalachi 3:1–4, Psalm 84, Hebrews 2:14–18, Luke 2:22–40 For the Lord God is a sun and shield. – Psalm 84:11a The sun in the heavens enlightens the whole world, energizing all things and revealing all things in glory. The glory is all consuming.…