• Nov2019

    November 24, 2019 — Last Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin’s Final Sermon at CTK Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle 16 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 Live Your Lives, Be Friends, Take Care of Each Other At the center of our life together is Jesus Christ.  Every Sunday is a celebration...

  • What Really Matters?

    November 10, 2019

    November 10, 2019 — Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 What Really Matters? [AUDIO ONLY]

  • November 3, 2019 — Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost (All Saints Sunday) Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 The Communion of Saints and God’s Upside-Down Values Many years ago, in 2005, I went on a trip to a boys’ orphanage...

  • Oct2019

    Forward Together

    October 28, 2019

    October 27, 2019 — Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Guest Stewardship Message by Margie Menard Today’s Readings: Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Forward Together In a talk launching this year’s CTK stewardship campaign, Vestry member Margie Menard shares her experiences since coming to CTK in 2004 and...

  • October 20, 2019 — Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 Pray Always and Do Not Lose Heart All three readings today are about PERSEVERANCE.   What a timely message for all of us! The prophet Jeremiah is preaching endurance...

  • October 13, 2019 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Collect for Today: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ...

  • The Mustard Seed

    October 9, 2019

    October 6, 2019 — Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Janet Vincent Today’s Readings: Lamentations 1:1-6 Lamentations 3:19-26 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 The Mustard Seed [AUDIO ONLY]

  • Sep2019

    Whose Scar is It Anyway?

    September 29, 2019

    September 29, 2019 — Sixteenth 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 Whose Scar is It Anyway? I had the oddest experience this week.   My shoulder has been bothering me, so I was rubbing some cream on it—the...

  • September 22, 2019 — Fifteenth 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 Economic Justice or Spirituality? Once there was a bank manager who was doing a terrible job.  His student loan portfolio was full of high interest loans to students...

  • The Call to Retire

    September 15, 2019

    September 15, 2019 — Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 The Call to Retire By now, most of you will have heard the news that I’m planning to retire at the end of November. It was a...

  • Choose Life

    September 8, 2019

    September 8, 2019 — Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Alison Quin Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Choose Life Jeremiah offers us the image of a potter whose pot is turning out badly, so he presses it down and reshapes it.  God spoke to Jeremiah...

  • Aug2019

    Luke 13:10-19

    August 26, 2019

    August 25, 2019 Guest Preacher:  The Rev. Susan Auchincloss Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17   Luke 13:10-19 Sometimes an image from the Gospel has an uncanny ability to mirror our own situation.  At least for me, the image of the woman with the crippling spirit...

  • 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...