Fred Shuttlesworth said, “You have to be prepared to die before you can begin to live.” That’s exactly what Jesus tells his disciples through time in this passage. It’s what the church asks us to contemplate as we move toward the font at the Easter Vigil and engage this Lent in discipling not disciplining. That’s good news!
As we continue our work of anti-racism and answering Jesus’ call “Follow me” we will be reading and discussing James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree, a pivotal work of Black Liberation Theology. This discussion will take place on Zoom. Feel free to join (using the same link) at either Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. or Thursday
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Ash Wednesday 2021, February 17, was based on the below manuscript. The sermon was written as a response to 2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10. Today in his second letter to the Corinthians,Paul writes a shorter versionof the invitation to a Holy Lent.“We
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for February 14, was based on the below manuscript. The Biblical texts for the day were for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. Today from the Hebrew Scriptureswe have Elisha saying goodbyeto Elijah.Elijah knows he’s leaving.Apparently the schools of prophetsthe congregations
I know that part of it is that I’m not resting enough. Part of it too, friends, is that I haven’t prayed enough. There’s so much work to do! How do I sit and breathe deeply to say Morning Prayer? Isn’t at least a cursory saying of the psalms enough? Turns out, no!