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

What is the Trinity? Today is Trinity Sunday, one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than an event –  for example, the birth of Jesus Christ or the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples – or person – like Blessed Martin, Saint Paul, or even Johann Sebastian Bach. It is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts

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It is a tradition, in some churches, to offer this morning’s lesson from Acts in a slightly unusual way. Because the reading tells of the disciples being inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak in different tongues, some churches try to recreate this experience by having not just one reader for the lesson, but a whole string of readers, each of whom reads a verse or two in a language in which they

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Today in the book of Acts, we experience a common event in the life of the church. We see a vacancy. And we move to plug that gap. Rarely do we stop to consider whether the gap really needs to be filled. Today, some are rejected and some are accepted. And the wheels keep turning on the bus of the church. Just like the early church, the folks whom we consider suitable for filling the vacant slots

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What if we had that same “expectation” of hospitality as we find in Scripture? Our first reading today opens with the words, “While Peter was still speaking.” Well what was he still speaking about? Backing up just a little bit, Peter has summarized Jesus’ earthly ministry. He told the crowd that in Jesus’ baptism, God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. But then the

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What are we waiting for? I’ve mentioned that the Vestrymembers and I are touring a book called Claiming Resurrection in the Dying Church by Anna Olson. So far, we’ve looked at how it’s hard to welcome people in when we haven’t made room for them physically. Next, we’ll be looking at what it means to make room for them in practice, particularly by what it looks like for

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