• Dec2016

    Christmas Day

    December 28, 2016

    December 25, 2016 — Christmas Day Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12) John 1:1-14 Psalm 98 [Audio is the Gospel reading followed by this poem.] A Poem for Christmas Day In the darkness of our cave days, we huddled around the newly discovered fire and offered sacrifices...

  • December 24, 2016 — Christmas Eve Rev. Janet Vincent “Want to honor Christ in Christmas? Train as a mystic and help change the world. God is counting on us.” Today’s Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14(15-20) Psalm 96 The Armor of Light [Audio only]

  • Taking Offense

    December 11, 2016

    December 11, 2016 — Third Sunday of Advent Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Psalm 146:4-9 Taking Offense [Audio only]

  • December 4, 2016 — Second Sunday of Advent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 The Spirit of Advent in the Wilderness Advent is a time of cognitive dissonance for me.  At home, I’m getting tons of catalogues, pondering gifts for friends and...

  • November 27, 2016 — First Sunday of Advent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Psalm 122 Advent Reflection on Jerusalem Last spring, when I went on a pilgrimage to Israel, we landed in Tel Aviv and met our tour guide and bus driver, and drove...

  • Nov2016

    A Different Kind of Kingdom

    November 21, 2016

    November 20, 2016 — Last Sunday After Pentecost Christ the King Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle 16 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 A Different Kind of Kingdom Breaking news:  God is neither a Republican or a Democrat.  We humans have repeatedly made the great mistake of claiming...

  • Love’s Power to Transform

    November 6, 2016

    November 6, 2016 — All Saints’ Day Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31 Love’s Power to Transform A few weeks ago, I read an astonishing article in the Washington Post.   It was about Derek Black, a young man raised in a family that...

  • Oct2016

    October 16, 2016 — Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost Guest Speaker: Mr. Tully Anderson Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 This is the first in a series of talks on stewardship by CTK parishioners. Stewardship Reflections This morning I will be sharing some of my stewardship...

  • October 9, 2016 — Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Healing, Gratitude & Responsibility Gospel reading followed by sermon.  Audio only.

  • Sep2016

    September 25, 2016 — Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 Will We Take Hold of the Life that Really is Life? Once there was a nation—a grand and majestic nation.  It was so rich in land...

  • Praying for Leaders

    September 25, 2016

    September 18, 2016 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Praying for Leaders When I was in high school, I attended a boarding school in Scotland for several years, because my family lived in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Scotland...

  • September 11, 2016 — Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 For the 15th Anniversary of 9/11/01, Janet reads from her journal from her time as a priest at Ground Zero. In those early days after the attacks...

  • Aug2016

    Move on Up a Little Higher

    August 29, 2016

    August 28, 2016 — Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 [AUDIO ONLY]

  • What is Healing?

    August 29, 2016

    August 21, 2016 — Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost The Rev. Deacon Robin Beveridge Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 What is Healing? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • August 14, 2016 — Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Jul2016

    Thoughts on How to Pray

    July 24, 2016

    July 24, 2016 — Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Hosea 1:2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) Luke 11:1-13 Click in the box below to watch this sermon via Youtube: How to Pray Luke mentions Jesus going off to a deserted place or up a mountain to...

  • Get On With It!

    July 17, 2016

    July 17, 2016 — Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Bob Zito Today’s Readings: Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 Get On With It Luke: 10:38-42 “Get on with it man.”  These are the words that were spoken often by Father John Andrew.  His friends...

  • July 10, 2016 — Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin This Week’s Readings: Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 Rescue From the Power of Darkness The last several weeks have brought an onslaught of violent incidents, in our country and in the world.  There were the 50...

  • July 3, 2016 — Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent This Week’s Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Go Into the World in Confidence [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Jun2016

    June 26, 2016 — Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1,13-25 Luke 9:51-62 [AUDIO ONLY]

  • June 19, 2016 — Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 Making a Way Out of No Way On our second day in Israel, we woke up at 4:30am and got on a bus to...

  • Abundance of Life

    June 6, 2016

    June 5, 2016 — Third Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 Abundance of Life [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May2016

    May 29, 2016 — Second Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Psalm 96 Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 Power and What it Looks Like [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May 22, 2016 — First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8 Understanding the Trinity How many of you read the book, The Shack?  That book has one of my favorite descriptions of the Trinity ever. The book...

  • May 15, 2016 — Feast of Pentecost Guest Preachers:  Rev. Elizabeth Broyles and Rev. Shane Phelan Today’s Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Today we welcome Elizabeth Broyles and Shane Phelan, founders of the Companions of Mary the Apostle.  Click in box below to watch...

  • Ascension Day

    May 14, 2016

    May 8, 2016 — Ascension Day Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 Psalm 97   Happy Ascension Day!   On this day we celebrate the conclusion of Jesus’ earthly life and his return to God.  This feast day has great significance for Christians.  But it’s easy...

  • A Bit of Good News

    May 1, 2016

    May 1, 2016 — Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 16:9-15 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 Psalm 67 A Bit of Good News [Audio Only] Links to references in today’s sermon… The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus by Peter Gomes Praying for Strangers by River Jordan  

  • Apr2016

    April 24, 2016 — Fifth Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 Psalm 148 No Outcasts — Only Beloved Brothers & Sisters One of the first arguments in the early church was about whether Jesus came for the Jews only, or for Gentiles...

  • Called by Name

    April 17, 2016

    April 17, 2016 — Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 9:36-43 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Psalm 23 Called By Name [AUDIO ONLY]

  • April 10, 2016 Third Sunday of Easter Guest Preacher:  Tom Ehrich     Today’s Readings: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30 Twenty-three years ago, I came to the conclusion that there had to be more to faith than arguing about paint colors for the chancel wall, or...