• Dec2017

    #hopefulcases

    December 25, 2017

    December 24, 2017 — Christmas Eve Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14(15-20) Psalm 96 #hopefulcases I had the opportunity to go to New York City about a week and a half ago.  New York at Christmas time is quite an experience.   There are holiday markets,...

  • It’s Not About Perfection

    December 18, 2017

    December 17, 2017 — Third Sunday of Advent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,19-28 Psalm 126 It’s Not About Perfection [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Nov2017

    Of Sheep and Goats

    November 26, 2017

    November 26, 2017 — Christ the King Sunday The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool Today’s Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Of Sheep and Goats Will D. Campbell was a Mississippi-born, Tennessee-based Baptist preacher, author, and farmer who was known for his longstanding support of civil...

  • November 19, 2017  — Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Speaker: Jim Sullivan Today’s Readings: Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30   Stewardship Reflection Good morning.  I want to start by thanking Ryan Basten for asking me to share some words with you today.  The Bastens seem to...

  • November 12, 2017 — Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Guest Stewardship Speaker:  Emily O’Keefe Today’s Readings: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 Stewardship at Christ the King Stewardship, as the church here defines it is, is the giving of our “time, talent and treasure” to the church....

  • November 5, 2017 — All Saints’ Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   A Healed and Reconciled Community [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Oct2017

    October 29, 2017 — Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost Beth Vargas – Guest Stewardship Speaker Today’s Readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 Stewardship Message — The Past and the Future Here is a link to Lewis B. Smedes, the theologian quoted by Beth and to one...

  • To Whom Do You Belong?

    October 22, 2017

    October 22, 2017 — Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 To Whom Do You Belong? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • The Lord is Near

    October 15, 2017

    October 15, 2017 — Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 The Lord is Near Several times in the gospels, Jesus refers to himself as the Bridegroom.  There have been lots of weddings in the past few months—they give...

  • Who Owns This Place?

    October 8, 2017

    October 8, 2017 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 [AUDIO ONLY]

  • What’s Your Story?

    October 1, 2017

    October 1, 2017 — Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 What’s Your Story? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Sep2017

    September 24, 2017 — Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 It’s Not a Competition… It’s a Party The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about a clash in world views—our perspective vs. God’s perspective. Our perspective: ...

  • September 17, 2017 — Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114  Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 Exodus – The Cost and Promise of Liberation “The history of the world shows us, that the deliverance of the children of Israel from their bondage, is not the...

  • This Day and That Day

    September 12, 2017

    September 10, 2017 — Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 This Day and That Day How many of you get emails urging you to support good causes?   My email inbox is often flooded with emails about local, national and...

  • Getting Behind to Move Ahead

    September 3, 2017

    September 3, 2017 — Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 Getting Behind to Move Ahead [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Aug2017

    August 27, 2017 — Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 Presence, Transformation and Freedom [AUDIO ONLY]

  • August 20, 2017 — Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Genesis 45:1-15 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 Opening Our Eyes and Truly Seeing [AUDIO ONLY]

  • The Divine Quilter

    August 13, 2017

    August 13, 2017 — Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher Linda Fitzpatrick Today’s Readings: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 The Divine Quilter [AUDIO ONLY]  

  • August 6, 2017  — The Transfiguration Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 34:29-35 2 Peter 1:13-21 Luke 9:28-36 Psalm 99 or 99:5-9 My Eyes Have Seen the Glory When the sun is shining and you are looking at a lake, you can only see the surface of the lake because...

  • Jul2017

    Live the Questions

    July 30, 2017

    July 30, 2017 — Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Living the Questions One of our Eucharistic prayers has this phrase:  Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith.  And the response is “Christ has died, Christ is risen,...

  • Slow and Steady

    July 24, 2017

    July 23, 2017  — Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Slow and Steady [AUDIO ONLY]  

  • The Parable of the Sower

    July 16, 2017

    July 16, 2017 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 The Parable of the Sower [AUDIO ONLY]

  • July 9, 2017 — Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher: Steve Schunk Today’s Readings: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30  Steve Schunk, our seminarian sent out from Christ the King, returned today to preach after completing two of this three years of seminary....

  • Jun2017

    Coming Out for Jesus

    June 25, 2017

    June 25, 2017 — Third Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Coming Out for Jesus Links to publications and people mentioned in the sermon: Coming Out Christian in the Roman World by Douglas Ryan Boin Rev. William Sloane Coffin: Bio...

  • June 11, 2017 — First Sunday After Pentecost: Trinity Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4a 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 Psalm 8 A Reflection on the Trinity [By Alison Quin, read in three parts by Margaret Tully (A), Andy Lutz (B) & Elaine Young (C)] A:  I am...

  • Learning Other Languages

    June 12, 2017

    June 4, 2017 — Day of Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 2:1-21 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 7:37-39 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Learning Other Languages Pentecost is the culmination of Easter.  Easter celebrates the resurrection—but the grace of the resurrection becomes ours through the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It...

  • May 28, 2017 — Seventh Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 We May Not Know God’s Mind, but We Know God’s Heart One of the highlights of my life was whale watching in Alaska about 10 years...

  • May2017

    You Have an Advocate

    May 23, 2017

    May 21, 2017 — Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 17:22-31 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Psalm 66:7-18 You Have an Advocate [AUDIO ONLY]

  • You Are the Sacrifice

    May 15, 2017

    May 14, 2017 — Fifth Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 7:55-60 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 You Are the Sacrifice [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Apr2017

    The Power of Forgiveness

    April 23, 2017

    April 23, 2017 — Second Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 2:14a,22-32 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 Psalm 16 The Power of Forgiveness “When it was evening on that day. . . “ It is still the day of Jesus’ resurrection in today’s reading from John.  In...