June 19, 2016 — Orlando — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

There once was a beautiful city.  Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, a lovely river ran through it.   This city was a place where people of different cultures, religions, and ethnicities had lived together for centuries in harmony and pride.  It was not a perfect city, but it showed the whole world how people…

Pentecost 2016 — May 15, 2016 — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

Happy Pentecost!  This is the day we celebrate God’s sending of the Holy Spirit and the day we celebrate the birthday of the Church.  Because with the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Church became empowered to carry on the work of Jesus Christ in the world today — we  became both empowered — and…

May 1 – The Peace of Coconut Grove – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  The bad news is that Jesus is going away (John 14:28).  The good news is that the Holy Spirit will come to lead the church (John 14:26).  By the Church’s chronology, six weeks after the resurrection, Jesus ascends back to his Father in heaven…

April 17, 2016 – Do This in Remembrance of Me – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

Today our church and school communities come together as one parish to celebrate six very important words given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Today we recognize a group of school and church children who have been learning what these important six words mean for our life together.  What are these six important words? …

April 23, 2016 — “Do Godspell” — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

  Today’s readings are an embarrassment of riches!  We begin with the story of Peter’s big “aha” moment when he comes to realize that Jesus Christ truly came into the world for all people, not just the “in” crowd of the circumcised.  Peter has an astonishing vision of all the seriously non-Kosher food which had…