The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ ~ January 8, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Matthew 2:1-12 Transcribed   In every relationship, there is a moment in which you have – no matter how much counseling you get, no matter how much preparation you put into it – a moment of disillusionment. There’s this moment in which you realize that no matter [...]

Christmas Eve ~ December 24, 2016

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Luke 2:1-20 Transcribed   One of the things that I have, which is a peculiar part of being a priest, is that people that I know, and friends that I have, like to share with me their experience of worship in another place. I wonder if people [...]

The Second Sunday in Advent ~ December 4, 2016

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher Transcribed There used to be this songwriter that I liked to listen to, and in his live show, there would be this moment in which he would say that he would be bothered by “these things.” He’d pick up these things in our everyday life. He’d say, “This [...]

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ October 30, 2016

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Luke 19: 1-10 Transcribed   Earlier this week, as I was contemplating the gospel appointed for today from the Gospel of Luke, I had one of those moments, those kinds of moments that happen every so often where I thought to myself, “Is there any other meaning [...]

The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost ~October 23, 2016

The Rev. Manisha Dostert Luke 18:9-14 TRANSCRIBED   The other day I went with my twelve-year-old son to our local big box store to get some Halloween candy. I went after a really long day, and you know those big box stores are so huge and you kind of get lost in it. I had [...]

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ September 25, 2016

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The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ August 14, 2016

The Rev. Canon Dr.  William J. Danaher, Jr. August 14, 2016 Luke 12:49-56 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Transcribed   Last week Pastor Manisha in her sermon talked about the fact that I begin my sermons in an unusual way. I speak about being a sinner speaking to sinners, the beloved of God speaking to [...]

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost ~ August 7, 2016

The Rev. Manisha Dostert August 7, 2016 Luke 9:28-36 Transcribed When I was a little girl, during the summertime what I liked to do was go to the library, and I always begged my mom to drive me to the library at least once a week. If I was lucky, I got to go twice. [...]

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 31, 2016

  The Rev. Imogen Rhodenhiser Luke 12:13-21 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost July 31, 2016 Transcribed The words we hear from Holy Scripture this morning are all concerned with matters of life and death. In our reading from Ecclesiastes, we encounter the writer at a moment where he is full of despair, thinking of what [...]

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 24, 2016

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Transcribed   “And do not bring us to the time of trial.” I don’t know about you, but those words rang in my heart and my mind these past few weeks as I was thinking about what to say today. “Do not bring us to the time [...]