Simeon, Anna, and the Gift of Hope

Epiphany 5 – The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Grace to you and peace, from God Our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen I like to think of this story about Simeon and Anna as the Gospel according to the Grandparents. Simeon was a righteous and devout...

Matthew 4

Matthew 4:12-23 Epiphany 3 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter.  Amen Jesus was born into anxious times.  It was a time when a threatened Jewish King Herod could order the slaughter of innocent children under the age of 2 because some Magi came...

Lazarus and the Rich Man Luke 16:19

Proper 21C The Rev. Maggie Harney In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter. Amen. Jesus was a mighty fine storyteller. Wherever he went, people gathered to listen to his teaching stories. Some people were merely curious; some were devout followers; and...

Pentecost 13-C

Pentecost 13-C Luke 12:49-56 The Rev. Maggie Harney In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter. Amen When I was a child growing up in the Episcopal Church, there was a stirring hymn we used to sing that went like this: Once to every man and nation,...

Orlando

Pentecost 5 The Rev. Maggie Harney In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter. Amen+ Let me begin with a confession. When I first read through these lessons about 10 days ago, I was annoyed. What, I thought, does this 1st Century story about Jesus...

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