St. Michael and All Angels
We seek to be a light of Christ in the community, where all are welcome to experience God's love and blessings.

Sermons

Our Hebrew scripture today begins with a plea to establish home. There is certainly a sense of the person connected to it being a defining aspect of the idea of home. But there is also this place -- this home -- that binds the family together. We hear the prophet Ezekiel describe these people as “a rebellious house” (Ez 2:5). These people refers to the people of Israel, the “nation of

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Today’s lectionary texts invite us to consider the universal need for healing. We need healing of our experience of loss, of our sense of moral failure, greed, brokenness of body, mind, spirit, and relationships. We need social transformation. Given the darkness of our time, we need to pray for personal, congregational, communal, national, and worldwide healing. Healing heals not only us, but

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How will we respond to Jesus in our lives today? Today’s Gospel opens with the phrase, “On that day.” It is so brief that we could almost ignore it. But this short transitory phrase is important for setting the stage for today’s familiar story of the calming of the storm.  I did some further research into the original Greek text of the Gospel... From my research, it looks like the

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There is a rabbinic teaching method called “charaz.” It means stringing pearls, and the rabbi would spit out image after image, wisdom saying after wisdom saying, parable after parable in a seemingly random way. It was designed to tell a larger truth by focusing on small details or to tell about a whole by examining the parts, describing a picture by telling a variety of perspectives.   If

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“Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mk 3.34-5) There’s a lot going on today in the Gospel reading. The author of Mark takes us from setting the scene, to talking about Jesus’ family, to Jesus being accused of being possessed by Beelzebul, through some parables about a house divided and a strong man’s house, back

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