Sara Warfield February 5, 2017 St. Alban’s Episcopal Church It’s my practice the week before I preach to read the texts every day and carry them around with me—on BART, through the streets of Oakland and the Tenderloin, into Trader Joe’s and CVS—wherever I go. I trust that in doing so the Spirit will … Continue reading You Are the Light of the World
The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Sunday, January 29, 2017 Readings: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Epiphany/AEpi4_RCL.html How often do you say (or hear others say) “I am blessed”? What do they mean? Looking today at the teachings of Jesus, I have to wonder: Do they mean, “My heart is broken and I am blessed because I’m … Continue reading What does it mean to be “blessed”?
The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Albany, CA Sunday, February 12, 2017 (Epiphany 6A) Twenty-eight years ago yesterday, The Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris was consecrated Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Massachusetts. She was the first woman elected bishop in the Episcopal Church, and also the first in the Anglican Communion. A … Continue reading Jesus Raises the Bar
The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Albany, CA Sunday, January 22, 2017 (3rd Sunday after Epiphany) Gospel reference: Matthew 4:12-23 Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea; day by day his voice still calls us saying, 'Christian, follow me.'1 What do you hear, over the tumult of … Continue reading Jesus calls us oer the tumult
Excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” Read at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Albany, CA by the Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch, Sunday, January 15, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 – 88 years ago today. On Sunday, March 31, 1968, he gave a sermon at the National … Continue reading Excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”
The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Feast of the Epiphany (transferred) January 8, 2017 Overwhelmed with joy Who were those three people who visited the Holy Family? Jesuit scholar Michael Simone writes In Matthew’s day, the word magi described many different occupations. The word could be used for learned scholars who studied natural phenomena, like … Continue reading Overwhelmed with Joy
The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 3rd Sunday in Advent, December 11, 2016 What did you come here to see? (Matthew 11:2-11) Jesus asks, “What did you come out to see?” By this time, John the Baptist has been imprisoned by Herod the governor (son of King Herod who ruled when Jesus was … Continue reading What did you come here to see?
The Slow Love Revolution (Readings: Jeremiah 23: 1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; luke 23:33-43) If today is “Christ the King” Sunday, why is the gospel about death and crucifixion? Why is the only mention of a king from those who mocked him? I don’t know about you, but I usually prefer to look at the … Continue reading The Slow Love Revolution
Jeremiah writes to the exiles in Babylon (modern day Iraq): But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. He has just told them to settle in to the place they have landed, in the … Continue reading For in your welfare I find mine