Easter

Easter

Welcoming the Other

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s Bulletin Gospel Reading   John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is…

Thoughts and Prayers

Link to start of sermon Sunday’s Bulletin Gospel: John 10:11-18 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own…

The Third Sunday in Easter

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s readings Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 36Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I…

Taste and See

Link to start of sermon This week’s readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with…

Easter Sunday

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:1-18 1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3Then Peter…

Unexpected

Easter Sunday Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they…

Getting Through the Fear and Trauma

Easter Sunday Sermon starts at 25:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: (Mark 16:1-8) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother ofJames, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll awaythe stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they…
Spiritually Weird

Spiritually Weird

The Seventh Sunday of Easter All Readings 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of…

Focus

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Today’s sermon is from Fr. Seth Kellermann of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley All Readings Gospel: John 14:1-14 1Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will…

Hearing God

The Fourth Sunday of Easter All Readings Gospel: John 10:1-10 1‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he…