• Aug2019

    Something More

    August 19, 2019

    August 18, 2019 — Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Baptism of Peter Thorstein Messerschmidt Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 Something More I am extraordinarily grateful for this day.  The gift of a grandchild is beyond anything I could ask or imagine.  And...

  • Do Not Be Afraid

    August 11, 2019

    August 11, 2019 — Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Do Not Be Afraid Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Close your eyes for...

  • August 4, 2019 — Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Taken, Blessed, Broken & Shared [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Jul2019

    Deep Calls to Deep

    July 28, 2019

    July 28, 2019 — Seventh 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 Deep Calls to Deep All the Gospels mention Jesus going off to pray often–especially the Gospel of Luke.  He is in constant dialogue with God, whom he called...

  • Distracted?

    July 21, 2019

    July 21, 2019 — Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 Distracted? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Just Mercy

    July 14, 2019

    July 14, 2019 — Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Preacher: Rev. Michelle Meech, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kingston, NY Today’s Readings: Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 Just Mercy [AUDIO ONLY]

  • July 7, 2019 — Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Celebrating Pauli Murray Today we celebrate the feast day of a truly remarkable person:  Pauli Murray, lawyer, activist, scholar, poet and priest. Like the three women in...

  • Jun2019

    Leaving Home

    June 30, 2019

    June 30, 2019    Third Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin 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 Leaving Home God didn’t have to leave home.  God could have stayed in the realm of infinite light where there is no crying or mourning or...

  • June 23, 2019 — Second Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 The Call to Witness to Human Dignity [AUDIO ONLY]

  • June 16, 2019 — 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 God’s Throwing a Cèilidh! About 5 years ago, a friend asked me to co-officiate at his wedding in Scotland, right after Christmas.  We flew over and...

  • Lit!

    June 10, 2019

    June 9, 2019 — Day of Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Lit! If you type the word “lit” on your phone, an emoji of a little flame comes up.  The word lit has a number of meanings.  Most recently,...

  • June 2, 2019 — Seventh Sunday After Easter & Sunday Nearest Ascension Day Rev. Janet Vincent Readings for Ascension Day: Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 Psalm 47 Waiting in Power & Love [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May2019

    May 26, 2019  —  Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 16:9-15 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 Psalm 67 Let Us See What Love Can Do [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May 19, 2019 — Fifth Sunday of Easter Guest Speaker:  Joanne Bartosik, Seamens’ Church Institute Today’s Readings: Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 Psalm 148 One of the outreach missions of CTK church is the Seamen’s Church Institute.  Mariners both at sea and in our inland rivers are the backbone...

  • May 12, 2019 — Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Acts 9:36-43 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Psalm 23 Coloring Outside the Lines [AUDIO ONLY]

  • May 5, 2019 — Third Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30 Breakfast on the Beach [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Apr2019

    April 28, 2019 — Second Sunday of Easter Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Acts 5:27-32 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 Psalm 118:14-29 Nothing Has Changed… Everything Has Changed! [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

    April 21, 2019

    April 21, 2019 — Easter Sunday Rev. Alison Quin Easter Readings: Acts 10:34-43 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams Don’t be fooled by the familiarity of the story.  After nearly 2000 years, we have heard the story of Jesus’ resurrection so often that it...

  • April 21, 2019 — Easter Vigil (5:30 am) Rev. Janet Vincent Vigil Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4a [The Story of Creation]  Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 [The Flood]  Genesis 22:1-18 [Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac]  Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 [Israel’s deliverance at the Red Sea]  Isaiah 55:1-11 [Salvation offered freely to all]  Baruch 3:9-15,...

  • Good Friday

    April 19, 2019

    April 19, 2019 — Good Friday Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 Psalm 22 Good Friday [Audio Only]

  • Maundy Thursday

    April 18, 2019

    April 18, 2019 — Maundy Thursday Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Psalm 116:1, 10-17 Maundy Thursday When I was in seminary, I had a wonderful professor named Mark Dyer.  He was the retired bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ...

  • Palm Sunday

    April 14, 2019

    April 14, 2019 — Palm Sunday The Passion Narrative Today’s Readings: Luke 19:28-40 Philippians 2:5-11 The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke (Luke 19:41 – 20:20, 21:37 – 22:6) Gospeller The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.   Narrator Later Sunday afternoon, as Jesus...

  • April 7, 2019  —  Fifth Sunday in Lent Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 Psalm 126 A Poem for the 5th Sunday in Lent Lazarus’ ragged breathing was the only sound in the room. His sisters kept an agonized vigil at his side, rising only...

  • Mar2019

    March 31, 2019 — Fourth Sunday in Lent Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Joshua 5:9-12 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Psalm 32 Reflections on the Prodigal Son At the start of today’s service, Janet enlisted the children of the church and some adults to act out the story of...

  • Wild Mountain Thyme

    March 17, 2019

    March 17, 2019 — Second Sunday in Lent Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Psalm 27 Wild Mountain Thyme [AUDIO ONLY]

  • March 10, 2019  — First Sunday in Lent Rev. Bruce Torrey, Food for the Poor Today’s Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 The Work of Food for the Poor Guest preacher Bruce Torrey shares his work representing donors (including the Christ the King community) to his...

  • The Big Picture

    March 3, 2019

    March 3, 2019 — Last Sunday After the Epiphany Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Exodus 34:29-35 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a] Psalm 99 The Big Picture This week, I had the pleasure of accompanying my daughter and my son in law to an appointment for a sonogram of their...

  • Feb2019

    February 24, 2019 — Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50 Luke 6:27-38 Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 If It’s Not About Love, It’s Not About God [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Living the Logos

    February 17, 2019

    February 17, 2019 — Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26 Psalm 1 Living the Logos I spent last weekend in Vermont, visiting friends who work on environmental issues.  I learned about regenerative agriculture, a movement that is spreading among...

  • Loving the Giver

    February 10, 2019

    February 10, 2019 — Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13] 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11 Psalm 138 Loving the Giver [AUDIO ONLY]