Ascended into Heaven

Year A Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 This morning… I offer up a sermon that was prepared by Bp. Craig Satterlee… of the North/West Lower MI Synod… to commemorate The Feast of the Ascension… which occurred this past Thursday… Contemplating our Lord’s Ascension… has given me hope this year… and I’m...

Oneing with God

Year A Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 And the Father will give you another Advocate… to be with you forever… this is the Spirit of Truth… and because I live… you also will live… I will never leave you orphaned… The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells preached recently… about the ideas...

Perfect Imperfection

Year A Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 In T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats… one of the dozen or so cats he describes… is The Rum Tum Tugger… who’s a terrible bore… he’s always on the wrong side of every door… and as soon as he’s home…...

Jesus: The Liminal Gate

Year A Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 In Ch. 9 of John’s Gospel… the one before today’s… Jesus has just healed the man born blind… and he heard that this man had been driven out of the synagogue… and when Jesus found him… and the man professed his trust in...

Randomness & Redemption

May is a pretty quiet month. The liturgical calendar is pretty empty. Except for the commemoration of St. Philip and St. James. And the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh Sundays of Easter. And Ascension Day. And Pentecost. And that’s just The Lectionary Page’s Episcopal calendar. The Lutheran calendar on Sundays and Seasons adds the...