Whoever you are, wherever you are on your life journey, and regardless of how seriously or casually you might be looking at or for a church… you are welcome to join us as we support each other on our spiritual journeys and wrestle with difficult questions that may have more than one answer or no answer at all. Here we value an Anglican spirituality – one that is open to the mystery of the Holy and which celebrates the dignity of human nature and the beauty of all creation.
Deacon Veronica Galas explores crossroads in our life and from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Matthew 4:12-23.
What would it be like for us to love our neighbor; through collorborative. legistlative, political decisions and collective compromise, value based, not as lobbyists but as advocates for humanity.Bishop Michael Curry
What Are You Looking For?
Inspired by the unanswered question that begins (John 1:29-42) and ends the Gospel of John, Father Jeff takes a musical survey of what the congregation is looking for.
Keep Things Right
Father Jeff Paul talks about how the Karma Box, the ministry to people experiencing homelessness in Night Off the Streets, and stories from the books below show how we can follow Jesus to John and Keep Things Right.
Based on Matthew 3:13-17 click the reference to read or listen to Deacon Betty read it at the beginning of our recording.
More information about the books referenced in the sermon are at the end of this post.
It is always good to have a Presbyterian in the room. Father Jeff Paul
The recording is live and has extra sounds in it. We are working on isolating our speaker’s voice better in the future.
Scout Preston Dorsey explains his gift of the Karma Box to the church and community.
Preston opens the Karma Box for the children to fill with warm hats and gloves before it is moved out to the church porch.
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In The Time Of King Herod
Father Jeff compares the Time of Herod and the Shepherd of Israel as the magi (hundreds of them?!) come to visit. We begin with Isaiah 60:1-6. We have a different reading of Matthew 2:1-12 that linked here in the recording as part of the Godly Play exhibition of the Gospel.
Below is a portion of the poem Kindness and a trailer for The Two Popes movie that Father Jeff shared in the message
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindnessyou must travel where the Indian in a white poncholies dead by the side of the road.You must see how this could be you,how he too was someonewho journeyed through the night with plansand the simple breath that kept him alive. Kindness Naomi Shihab Nye – 1952- https://poets.org/poem/kindness
Father Jeff recommended The Two Popes on Netflix.
The Intimate and Infinite are One
Father Jeff Paul explores the Shema as expressed by the folks of St. Peter’s as a way of understanding John 1:1-18 (click to read)
“Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” The Shema Deuteronomy 6:4
Joseph Answers a Big Question
Father Jeff reveals the secret of reading aloud the genealogy of Jesus, as we look at how Joeseph answers a big question and how we line up with his lineage. We begin with a reading from Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 .