"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, oh Lord."

Sermons

In the Company of Women

This week one of the principle feasts of the Church passed by, for the most part unnoticed and unobserved. The Feast of the Ascension comes each year 40 days after Easter, always on a Thursday, a day that most of us are not concerned with activities or feasts of the...

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The Hope That Is In Us

“Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting of the hope that is in you.” That verse from the First Letter of Peter leapt out at me this week.  I have to admit that hope is not something I’ve given a lot of thought to lately. Even...

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For the Common Good

“All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.” I have been preaching for a little more than a quarter-century now, and in all those years I have never...

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Presence in a Pandemic

Here we are in week six of what has become our new normal – the people of our community scattered across Atlanta, and really now scattered across the country – still coming together on Sunday morning to worship. And once again, as has been the case every week,...

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Behind Closed Doors

Well, this is our fifth Sunday of virtual church, livestreaming our service first from the sanctuary, and for three weeks now from our dining room. As we enter our sixth week of staying at home I wonder – how are you doing? Are you in a routine that feels fairly...

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Palm(less) Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred week of the year for Christians.  Normally this is also the church’s busiest week of the year. Choirs will have spent weeks rehearsing not just for today and Easter, but for special services on...

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Is There Any Hope?

    Amazingly, it was only two weeks ago that we were gathered in person in this space in what I suspected would be our last physical gathering for some time. It seems like a lot longer, doesn’t it?     Our Old Testament reading that day was from the...

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Listening to Jesus

Today we come to the end of the season of Epiphany, what is known as the season of light. Epiphany always begins and ends the same way. The first Sunday of  the season is always the time we celebrate Jesus’ baptism. And the last Sunday of the season is always the...

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