The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, December 26, 2021 was preached extemporaneously as a response to John 1.1-18.
Regardless of how you count time, we’ve been walking in loneliness, or may have felt like we have been at least from time to time…If we feel like we’ve been walking alone
or that we’ve had extended periods of gloomy time. I’ve got good news for you beloved. Unto us is born today in the city of David a savior who is the Messiah the Lord.
Throughout her song, Mary gives thanks to God speaking not of what God will do but of what God has done. She speaks in the past tense because she is so confident in her faith and hope that God is making all things well. It is eternally true, past, present, and future, so true that it can only be spoken of in the past tense.
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, December 12, 2021, was preached extemporaneously based on the notes below as a response to Luke 3.7-18. Still in Luke –> Continuation of the John the baptizer story / message Luke gives the most detailed telling of John’s message
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church. This sermon was preached extemporaneously based on the notes below, as a response to Luke 3.1-6. Grounding again in history –> Luke 2, birth Baptism of repentance, transformation of hearts Preparing for God’s arrival in history Mostly quote from Isaiah about
So where does this leave us? What are we to do until the end of this age and the arrival of an entirely different world? Advent offers us a time to live in the tension between fear and hope. Between fear and hope. It may be a week from now that all ends; it may be another 2000 years. And we continue to harm one another, the planet, the creation.
In the meantime,…… we have been told what to do – love our neighbor, love ourselves, love God. Do not be weighted down by the justifiable fear.
December 24, Christmas Eve, 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m: Carol singing, 30 minutes before the Communion Service begins6 p.m.: This Christmas Eve service will celebrate the Nativity of Christ with a full communion service. As we continue making our way back together, living in a pandemic, keeping one another safe, and recognizing varied risk and comfort
Dear Friends, Over the last few weeks, we have been having a conversation about the stewardship of the commons — our common life as Christians and our common life at St. Hilda St. Patrick as a place of community in our neighborhood. We will continue to have these conversations throughout the year. We’ve reached the
Whether grieving or celebrating right now, we follow a savior whose kingdom is not of this world because all the kingdoms of this world are so incurably sinful and corrupt. As we listen for Jesus’ voice, we hear that as a truth to which he’s come to testify. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and to those in the tombs bestowing eternal life. Yet God’s reign is not fully manifest.
The Lord be with youAnd also with you.Lift up your hearts.We lift them up to the Lord.Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.It is right to give our thanks and praise. The following Preface may be used at any time. You have filled us and all creation with your blessing and fed us