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…

Feb. 21 – God the Merciful Mother Hen – The Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

Pastor Willie and I along with almost all of the priests who are serving in full-time, paid positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida spent three days last week at the Duncan Conference Center in Delray Beach with our new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Reverend Peter Eaton. As he begins his episcopacy here Bishop…

February 6 – A View from the Top – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

The story of the Transfiguration, the story we heard again this morning in Luke’s Gospel, is a transition story. It is a story about change, a story about choice. On the one side of the Tranfiguration event is comfortable, safe, non-threatening religious practice. On the other side is the unknown, the unpredictable, the unfamiliar. Is…

Christmas Eve, 2015 — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

Have you ever felt small? Really, really small? Being shorter than 81.3% of all women my age in the US I certainly know what feeling small is! But I’m not talking about physical size. The kind of smallness I mean is the existential kind. When I was a kid, something my friends and I used…