Death, Resurrection, Hope, Expectation: All Saints’ 2021

All Saints’ 2021: John 11:32-44 To riff off today’s gospel from John … St. Timothy’s, in March 2020 there were rumors that you had died! The pandemic had descended upon us, Brendan had abruptly quit and resigned his orders, and the church building was dark. Someone remarked to Sandra Weir, “Well, that’s the end of … Continue reading Death, Resurrection, Hope, Expectation: All Saints’ 2021

It’s a State of the Heart, per Jesus (and Rick Springfield)

Proper 17, Year B: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Rick Springfield is a musician and actor who came into popularity in the 1980s and apparently still has quite a following — I presume of women about my age! I never imagined I would use one of his song lyrics in a sermon, yet all week the song “State … Continue reading It’s a State of the Heart, per Jesus (and Rick Springfield)