What does it mean to be “blessed”?

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”?

Jesus Raises the Bar

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

Excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”

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”

Overwhelmed with Joy

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