December 24: Christmas Eve

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.

December 5: The Second Sunday of Advent

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 …

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November 28: The First Sunday of Advent

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.

Christmas at St. Hilda St. Patrick

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 …

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November 21: The Last Sunday after Pentecost

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.