Yes! — December 21, 2015 — The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

The on-going story of God’s interactions with humanity — or humanity’s on-going interaction with God, I guess it all depends on your point of view — is really quite amazing!  Today’s first lesson from the Hebrew scriptures’ 2nd book of Samuel reminds me of a story from the middle ages:   A young, rich, nobleman…

December 14, 2014 – John the Witness – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

Today’s Gospel tells of the ministry of John the Baptist. John is mentioned in all four gospels. He has quite a bit to teach us this morning. Today’s lesson from the Fourth Gospel tells of the vocation of John. “Who are you,” the priests and Levites from Jerusalem ask him? What do you say about…

Christ the Kin – November 23, 2014 – Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy

What is your favorite image of God? This morning’s biblical readings and hymns offer us a variety of images from which to choose. The Letter to the Ephesians calls God the Father of Glory. Matthew’s gospel mixes the images he uses, calling Christ the Son of Man, saying he is “like a shepherd,” and a…