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.…

Behold the Lamb of God

Epiphany 2 2020Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 49:1–7, Psalm 40, 1 Corinthians 1:1–9, John 1:29–42 Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John the Baptist speaks of the coming of Jesus almost like a cataclysm. The word cataclysm is rooted in the image of a deluge of water coming down, of…

God in Christ

Epiphany 1 – Baptism of the LordRev. Doug Floyd Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 89:1–29, Acts 10:34–38, Matthew 3:13–17 The events of this past week caused a bit of a scare. It looked like our nation was on the verge of war. This specific conflict at hand is just one of the many conflicts and struggles that ripple through our world, prompting many to…

Hope in the Darkness

Advent 2 2019Katie Whitmire Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72, Romans 15:1-13, Matthew 3:1-12 You guys may be seated. It’s me that Isaac was talking about, the surprise guest speaker, but I’m excited to be here and get to share with you guys from today’s readings. In this Advent season, we will come face to face with darkness. In an opinion piece for the…

Christ the King

Christ the KingRev. Isaac BradshawNovember 23, 2019 Christ the King Well, what a busy week we have this week! I mean, it’s New Year’s Eve! Right? And it’s Christ the King Sunday! And this week is one of my favorite feast days! Anyone know what it is? WRONG!!! It’s the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns!…