The Good Samaritan

A few ago in church we considered the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus’ response to the question, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ As is typical in the Church today we considered it as showing us how to treat one another and how

The Good Samaritan2019-08-02T17:26:50+00:00

INSIGHTS INTO THE LITURGY #1

David Bergquist, a Methodist and now an Episcopalian, has recently become a full-time member of St. Mary’s. Passionate for Christ, he has learned how the Church’s liturgy guides and shapes us in worship and discipleship. He offers these Insights to help us

INSIGHTS INTO THE LITURGY #12019-07-29T20:49:54+00:00

Our Lady of Walsingham

  Fr. Bill Faupel recently introduced us to Christian pilgrimage by sharing his pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, the principal Anglican shrine of Mary. My Pilgrimage to Walsingham I got on the bus with a sense of excitement. I

Our Lady of Walsingham2019-07-10T19:20:32+00:00

The Gerasene Demoniac: Possessed and set free

Luke 8:26-39 Just before today’s Gospel Jesus had been teaching the crowds on the west side of the Sea of Galilee. He decides to set out for the east side of the Lake. On the way there is that terrible storm that

The Gerasene Demoniac: Possessed and set free2019-06-23T19:06:17+00:00

A Christian Code of Ethics for Using Social Media

Social media does not always bring out the best in us and our reactions do not always measure up to the highest standards of truth and charity (see Ephesians 4:15). Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) offers

A Christian Code of Ethics for Using Social Media2019-03-25T22:37:31+00:00

The Ten Commandments and Examination of Conscience

This is a "sermon" I preached on Lent 2, March 10, 2019 using the framework of the Ten Commandments as an examination of conscience. You know the 10 Commandments? From the time of the Reformation until the early 20th century, our church

The Ten Commandments and Examination of Conscience2019-03-23T17:02:11+00:00

Tree of Life Synagogue Attack

On Saturday a lone gunman attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing eleven worshippers and injuring six other people. There are far too many attacks on innocent victims in our country and they are endemic around the world. As Americans

Tree of Life Synagogue Attack2018-10-30T22:23:48+00:00

Suffering: Meditating on Mark 7:24-37

1. Human suffering involves many factors that often get all mixed up. Jesus shows by this teaching and example that suffering comes into our lives. In itself, it is not from God but as Paul says, God works for good in everything

Suffering: Meditating on Mark 7:24-372018-10-30T22:25:09+00:00

Praying the Weekly Collects

During Jesus' earthly ministry, his disciples came to him and said, “Teach us to pray”. And he gave them the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, as a fixed form of prayer for them to pray together, and to repeat, over and over

Praying the Weekly Collects2018-08-28T02:17:22+00:00

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Of all the saints, Mary seems to be the one who touches us the deepest, right in the heart.  I think that’s because in Mary we see the fullness of the Gospel.  We see one of us: our Sister, our Mother, full

The Blessed Virgin Mary2018-08-22T19:20:37+00:00
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