Reminders for this week

Monday, July 27
Bible Study, 10:00 a.m., Hospitality Room

Tuesday, July 28
Good Grief, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hospitality Room

Friday, July 31
Soul Kitchen, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Hospitality Room

Sermon from July 12

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 10
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 07 12 Pentecost VII EHB

Sermon from 7/5/2015

The Rev. Randy A. Knutson
Sunday, July 5, 2015
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 9
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 07 05 Pentecost VI RAK

Am I a prophet? Are you a prophet? Can we be prophets?

The lessons today are about what it is to be a prophet and especially Jesus’ reception as one in his hometown. The passage from Ezekiel is part of the calling of this Old Testament prophet who was in exile in Babylon at the time. He was called upon to accuse and encourage the people of Israel in a far and distant land; in a place where there seemed to be no positive future ahead of them. What is a prophet?
In Seminary, as we studied and it came to prophets in the Old Testament and the books called prophets, we students had to try to pin down what we thought prophets were. We came up with a variety of answers, probably similar to what I would receive from you. One description I recently read was “wizened old men, thundering out God’s judgement upon an unrepentant and unreceptive people.” Boy does that sound Old Testament! It continues, “Prophecy, in that picture, is God’s message showing how current actions are against God’s will and predicting dire consequences. Sometimes the warning is accompanied by a promise of peace, prosperity and blessing if people will repent and return to God’s will.”
Well, that more or less sums up some of what we came up with in class. But there are two other things that are ‘impressions’ of prophets that I should bring up.

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Sermon from June 28, 2015

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 8
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 06 28 Pentecost V EHB

Sermon from June 21

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 7
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 06 21 Pentecost IV EHB

Sermon from June 7, 2015

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 5
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 06 07 Pentecost II EHB

Sermon from May 31, 2015

The Rt. Rev. David Rice
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The First Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 05 31Trinity Sunday DR

Sermon from 5/24/2015

The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The Day of Pentecost
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 05 24 Pentecost EHB

Contemplation and Conversation, Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome to gather with this group which will be meeting once this month. The group gathers with an opening prayer which is then followed by a series of readings on a specific theme. We listen and/or sing to a chant, and then keep silence for about fifteen minutes Conversation about our prayer life follows. Facilitators are Elaine Breckenridge and Carol Foote.

Celtic Eucharist for St. John the Baptist Day , Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.

Fire and Love:
John the Baptist’s Legacy

Celtic Eucharist, Party and Bonfire

Wednesday June 24, 7:00 p.m.

An event celebrating the nativity of John the Baptist and the summer
solstice. Please bring a beverage or snack to share for the potluck party.

On June 24, at 7:00 p.m. there will be an offering of a Celtic Eucharist, using contemporary Celtic prayers and thanksgivings. The theme of the Eucharist is “Fire and Love” as we focus on the ministry of John the Baptist. There will be sung chants and acoustic music. We will acknowledge creation and offer prayers of thanksgiving for the sun and the season. The Eucharist is celebrated in the round and all are invited to stand around the table. Following the service,
(Delta breeze permitting) we will enjoy a small bonfire outdoors.