The Feast of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose feast we celebrate today, was an American Baptist minister who led the struggle against racial discrimination in the 60s. He was a provocative preacher, and passionately advocated the principle of non-violent protest, affirming that one’s opponents should be tackled with compassion rather than aggression. He was awarded […]

Christmas Day Sermon

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Merry Christmas! For those of you visiting us for the first time or the first time in a while, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join us on Sundays. We worship in this space every Sunday morning at 8am and 10:15am. I just wanted to extend the welcome, since I see […]

Turning to the Light

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For only the fourth time since 1900, Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, fall on the same day. Tonight, we have the unique opportunity to acknowledge our ancestors in faith as well as to celebrate the nativity of Jesus. The eight-day Festival of Lights begins at the same […]

The Waiting Room of Advent

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I want to talk to you about waiting. Hold on and wait just a minute (said turning around as if walking away). This topic of waiting made me think of a skit by Jerry Seinfeld—how many of you have watched his comedy skits? He had a skit on waiting rooms and said: “Waiting room. I […]

The Condescension of God

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Today marks the beginning of the season of Advent, a season of waiting. It is a season of preparation. Probably most importantly, it is a season of making room for Christ. As there was no room in the inn and thus our Lord was born in a manger, so too in our lives things become […]

Christ the King Sunday

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Welcome to Christ the King Sunday, known to some as the Reign of Christ Sunday, the last Sunday before Advent. Today allows us to reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and what we expect from a leader. And, while there are readings assigned to today, we have the opportunity […]

Opening Our Home, Our Heart to God

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Have you ever been to an event where you were in a large crowd and you couldn’t quite see the action, the reason for which so many people have gathered. In fact, you probably have and I was that person right in front of you. I remember as a child finding myself frequently in that […]

Humility in Our Political Lives

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Is anyone here, besides me, looking forward to the end of this election season? I have always been fully engaged in the political process because I see it as the way in which we, the people, decide how we live together. In this great ongoing experiment we call democracy, we address big questions, such as […]

Delight In The Whole Creation

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Good Morning. My name is Clark Berge. I am a member of the Society of St. Francis, an Episcopal religious order of Franciscans. It is a great pleasure to be here with you this morning, to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. There is much that is important about St. Francis that still […]

Jesus Has The Power

For the prelude, you were treated to a rendition of Autumn Leaves by the Stabe Wilson Ensemble, a reminder that we live on a planet that has seasons, in a world that has been created by a magnificent, all powerful God. God has ordered the world so that in Autumn leaves fall and temperatures cool.  […]